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Hove MP will not stand for re-election

The Argus: Hove MP will not stand for re-election Hove MP will not stand for re-election

Hove MP Mike Weatherley will not stand for re-election next year.

The Hove MP has announced in the past few minutes that he will not be standing for re-election in May 2015.

In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron written by the MP and seen by The Argus, the 57-yeard-old said he had taken the decision after "profound consideration".

He wrote: "It goes without saying that my years representing the wonderful people of Hove and Portslade have been one of the most fulfilling periods of my life which I will look back on with very fond memories.

"I have made so many friends over the years including so many of my loyal supporters both in and out of Brighton & Hove Conservatives. I cannot thank them enough.

"Ultimately, beating cancer two years ago has led me to review what I want for the future.

"It has been the toughest decision of my life but I do feel that now is the time to move on."

Mr Weatherley also offered to continue in some capacity as the PM's adviser on intellectual property rights.

Linda Freedman, chairwoman of Brighton and Hove Conservatives, said: “We all incredibly sad that Mike won’t be restanding.

"He has been a seriously effective representative for Hove and Portslade over the past four years.

"Nothing stands still in politics though so our discussions as to what happens next are already far advanced.

"We’ll be making an announcement on this point shortly.”

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12:59pm Thu 3 Jul 14

applecore says...

You could credit Latest for this story, The Argus.
You could credit Latest for this story, The Argus. applecore
  • Score: -3

1:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tel Scoomer says...

The story was broken by the excellent Brighton and Hove News website from where so many Argus stories originate.
The story was broken by the excellent Brighton and Hove News website from where so many Argus stories originate. Tel Scoomer
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Thu 3 Jul 14

nkwbtn says...

This is a real shame - one the best MPs this area has had!
This is a real shame - one the best MPs this area has had! nkwbtn
  • Score: -14

1:45pm Thu 3 Jul 14

SeeYouJimmy says...

Coward!
Coward! SeeYouJimmy
  • Score: -13

1:57pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Andy R says...

Presumably he's given up trying to find out where Hove is......
Presumably he's given up trying to find out where Hove is...... Andy R
  • Score: 0

1:58pm Thu 3 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

With most of the Green contingent about to do the same, will there be any poiticians left in Brighton and Hove? #politicalchamberpot
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With most of the Green contingent about to do the same, will there be any poiticians left in Brighton and Hove? #politicalchamberpot s We love Red Billy
  • Score: 1

3:05pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

Ah yes Mr Weatherley - who is a fine upstanding MP with great principles ....... despite beating cancer Weatherley was one of a handful of MPs who voted against a ban on smoking with children in the car.

...... which of course has nothing to do with being a member of the Free Enterprise Group which receives funding and hospitality from the tobacco industry ..... so there you go ..... the health of children goes out the window when you're worried about upsetting the hand that that feeds you....

Personally I'll be happy to see the back of Mr Weatherley. The people of Hove deserve better........
Ah yes Mr Weatherley - who is a fine upstanding MP with great principles ....... despite beating cancer Weatherley was one of a handful of MPs who voted against a ban on smoking with children in the car. ...... which of course has nothing to do with being a member of the Free Enterprise Group which receives funding and hospitality from the tobacco industry ..... so there you go ..... the health of children goes out the window when you're worried about upsetting the hand that that feeds you.... Personally I'll be happy to see the back of Mr Weatherley. The people of Hove deserve better........ Quiterie
  • Score: 17

4:22pm Thu 3 Jul 14

saveHOVE says...

Message to Applecore and Tel Scoomer, this story did not originate on Latest or Brighton & Hove News.

An email went out about 12:38, from Mike Weatherley, to all those on his emailed news subscriber list. This includes saveHOVE and it was tweeted immediately and an article uploaded onto the saveHOVE website soon after - also tweeted out.

The email specified it was going to subscribers ahead of giving it "to the press later today".

Perhaps we all hit our buttons simultaneously and Argus, Latest and B&H News folk are also on that emailing list too, though I do wonder if the saveHOVE article reference to Mr. Weatherley's battle with oesophagal cancer did not inspire the reference in Brighton & Hove News....hmmmm?
Message to Applecore and Tel Scoomer, this story did not originate on Latest or Brighton & Hove News. An email went out about 12:38, from Mike Weatherley, to all those on his emailed news subscriber list. This includes saveHOVE and it was tweeted immediately and an article uploaded onto the saveHOVE website soon after - also tweeted out. The email specified it was going to subscribers ahead of giving it "to the press later today". Perhaps we all hit our buttons simultaneously and Argus, Latest and B&H News folk are also on that emailing list too, though I do wonder if the saveHOVE article reference to Mr. Weatherley's battle with oesophagal cancer did not inspire the reference in Brighton & Hove News....hmmmm? saveHOVE
  • Score: 7

5:28pm Thu 3 Jul 14

fredaj says...

I have no idea whether or not Mr Weatherley is a good or bad constituency MP but I am glad to hear he will be leaving Parliament as he is currently the government's main man on IP issues.

He is an ex-record company/film industry man and the stuff he has come out with is unhelpful, seeking to prolong outdated sales models to the detriment of consumers.

So I for one will not be missing his contribution of this topic.
I have no idea whether or not Mr Weatherley is a good or bad constituency MP but I am glad to hear he will be leaving Parliament as he is currently the government's main man on IP issues. He is an ex-record company/film industry man and the stuff he has come out with is unhelpful, seeking to prolong outdated sales models to the detriment of consumers. So I for one will not be missing his contribution of this topic. fredaj
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

Good honest bloke. Will be missed.
Good honest bloke. Will be missed. NathanAdler
  • Score: -7

5:42pm Thu 3 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Great news
Great news chrismilo
  • Score: 5

6:07pm Thu 3 Jul 14

west hove says...

Good riddance
Good riddance west hove
  • Score: 17

6:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

BrightonHoveboy says...

Agood man,good luck
Agood man,good luck BrightonHoveboy
  • Score: -12

6:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Joshiman says...

Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.
Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed. Joshiman
  • Score: -15

8:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tel Scoomer says...

saveHOVE wrote:
Message to Applecore and Tel Scoomer, this story did not originate on Latest or Brighton & Hove News.

An email went out about 12:38, from Mike Weatherley, to all those on his emailed news subscriber list. This includes saveHOVE and it was tweeted immediately and an article uploaded onto the saveHOVE website soon after - also tweeted out.

The email specified it was going to subscribers ahead of giving it "to the press later today".

Perhaps we all hit our buttons simultaneously and Argus, Latest and B&H News folk are also on that emailing list too, though I do wonder if the saveHOVE article reference to Mr. Weatherley's battle with oesophagal cancer did not inspire the reference in Brighton & Hove News....hmmmm?
I had a Twitter alert from the Brighton and Hove news account @BHcitynews at 12.20pm. Nice try, saveHOVE, but it's always worth checking your facts.
[quote][p][bold]saveHOVE[/bold] wrote: Message to Applecore and Tel Scoomer, this story did not originate on Latest or Brighton & Hove News. An email went out about 12:38, from Mike Weatherley, to all those on his emailed news subscriber list. This includes saveHOVE and it was tweeted immediately and an article uploaded onto the saveHOVE website soon after - also tweeted out. The email specified it was going to subscribers ahead of giving it "to the press later today". Perhaps we all hit our buttons simultaneously and Argus, Latest and B&H News folk are also on that emailing list too, though I do wonder if the saveHOVE article reference to Mr. Weatherley's battle with oesophagal cancer did not inspire the reference in Brighton & Hove News....hmmmm?[/p][/quote]I had a Twitter alert from the Brighton and Hove news account @BHcitynews at 12.20pm. Nice try, saveHOVE, but it's always worth checking your facts. Tel Scoomer
  • Score: 4

9:04pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Good honest bloke. Will be missed.
Taking backhanders from the tobacco industry to vote in favour of exposing children to cigarette smoke?

That's the kind of honesty we could do without............
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Good honest bloke. Will be missed.[/p][/quote]Taking backhanders from the tobacco industry to vote in favour of exposing children to cigarette smoke? That's the kind of honesty we could do without............ Quiterie
  • Score: 11

9:56pm Thu 3 Jul 14

straightasadye says...

Joshiman wrote:
Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.
Yes he has and he's earnt his corn.
More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY.
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.[/p][/quote]Yes he has and he's earnt his corn. More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY. straightasadye
  • Score: -1

7:44am Fri 4 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

His departure will be a great loss to the community. I wish him all the best for the future.
His departure will be a great loss to the community. I wish him all the best for the future. hoveguyactually
  • Score: -2

11:59am Fri 4 Jul 14

Nigel Jenner says...

straightasadye wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.
Yes he has and he's earnt his corn.
More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY.
Try to be factually accurate, the previous MP was Celia Barlow and NOT Gilbey although Cllr Gilbey may be pleased that she has been promoted from Local to National Politics
[quote][p][bold]straightasadye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.[/p][/quote]Yes he has and he's earnt his corn. More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY.[/p][/quote]Try to be factually accurate, the previous MP was Celia Barlow and NOT Gilbey although Cllr Gilbey may be pleased that she has been promoted from Local to National Politics Nigel Jenner
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Andy R says...

Nigel Jenner wrote:
straightasadye wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.
Yes he has and he's earnt his corn.
More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY.
Try to be factually accurate, the previous MP was Celia Barlow and NOT Gilbey although Cllr Gilbey may be pleased that she has been promoted from Local to National Politics
To be fair that might just be a comment on how anonymous Celia was.
[quote][p][bold]Nigel Jenner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]straightasadye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Mike Weatherley has been very active in Hove and will be missed.[/p][/quote]Yes he has and he's earnt his corn. More than can be said for his predecessor the comletely useless GILBEY.[/p][/quote]Try to be factually accurate, the previous MP was Celia Barlow and NOT Gilbey although Cllr Gilbey may be pleased that she has been promoted from Local to National Politics[/p][/quote]To be fair that might just be a comment on how anonymous Celia was. Andy R
  • Score: 1

11:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

KarenT says...

Quiterie wrote:
Ah yes Mr Weatherley - who is a fine upstanding MP with great principles ....... despite beating cancer Weatherley was one of a handful of MPs who voted against a ban on smoking with children in the car.

...... which of course has nothing to do with being a member of the Free Enterprise Group which receives funding and hospitality from the tobacco industry ..... so there you go ..... the health of children goes out the window when you're worried about upsetting the hand that that feeds you....

Personally I'll be happy to see the back of Mr Weatherley. The people of Hove deserve better........
If you ban people from smoking with children in their cars then you also have to ban people with low IQ's from breeding. Smoking with children in their cars is just the tip of the iceberg.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Ah yes Mr Weatherley - who is a fine upstanding MP with great principles ....... despite beating cancer Weatherley was one of a handful of MPs who voted against a ban on smoking with children in the car. ...... which of course has nothing to do with being a member of the Free Enterprise Group which receives funding and hospitality from the tobacco industry ..... so there you go ..... the health of children goes out the window when you're worried about upsetting the hand that that feeds you.... Personally I'll be happy to see the back of Mr Weatherley. The people of Hove deserve better........[/p][/quote]If you ban people from smoking with children in their cars then you also have to ban people with low IQ's from breeding. Smoking with children in their cars is just the tip of the iceberg. KarenT
  • Score: -2

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