Hove MP shock over wife "prostitute" allegations

A Tory MP has expressed his “deep shock” after allegations his wife of seven years is working as a prostitute in massage parlours.

A Sunday paper revealed that Hove MP Mike Weatherley’s wife Adriana Alves offered one of its reporters sex for money and worked at three London massage parlours.

The 53-year-old father-of-three has been separated from Brazilian-born Ms Alves since February and the pair are currently involved in divorce proceedings.

The MP has vowed to continue supporting her until the divorce is finalised. In a statement to The Argus, Mr Weatherley said: “'I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person.

“We have however been separated since February this year and I have not been privy to the details of her personal or professional life, other than to ensure that she knew I would be fully supportive of her until divorce proceedings have concluded.”

Mr Weatherley and the 39-year-old are thought to have met ten years ago while the MP was on a business trip to Rio.

The couple, who do not have any children together, married in 2003 at Brighton Register Office and were photographed outside the Royal Pavilion.

Speaking before the wedding Mr Weatherley, who was then working as a financial controller for the Pete Waterman Group, said: “Nothing compares to the excitement of my wedding.

“I am thrilled Adriana said yes and also delighted to be marrying in the city where have lived for so many years.”

Brighton and Hove Conservatives united in silence yesterday and refused to comment.

A spokeswoman for the Conservative Party also declined to comment saying it was a personal and not a party matter.

Mr Weatherley received more than 36% of the vote when he beat Labour’s Celia Barlow to take the Hove and Portslade seat at the general election in May.

On the campaign trail Mr Weatherley said he was single but separated in pre-election interviews.

The MP was quoted in The Sunday Mirror as saying despite separating he was still close to his wife.

He said: “We’ve kept in touch and have lunch together every week so we’re still good friends.”

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10:22am Mon 6 Sep 10

SD1000 says...

So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'?

And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government?

No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster.

Shame on all of you who voted for this man.
So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man. SD1000

10:42am Mon 6 Sep 10

Masterchav says...

SD1000 wrote:
So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'?

And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government?

No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster.

Shame on all of you who voted for this man.
And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances
[quote][p][bold]SD1000[/bold] wrote: So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man.[/p][/quote]And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances Masterchav

10:47am Mon 6 Sep 10

RickH says...

Masterchav wrote:
SD1000 wrote: So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man.
And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances
I somehow I don't think its a knee-jerk reaction nor does one need to know either party. In effect, the article carries the clear statment "I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person." that clearly implies that anyone taking up prostitution cannot be "...a genuinely lovely and caring person.".
I'm sure he didn't mean this but that's exactly what is implied and as someone who is in the public eye, he should be a little more careful about what he says (afterall, prostitutes have a vote too!)
[quote][p][bold]Masterchav[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SD1000[/bold] wrote: So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man.[/p][/quote]And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances[/p][/quote]I somehow I don't think its a knee-jerk reaction nor does one need to know either party. In effect, the article carries the clear statment "I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person." that clearly implies that anyone taking up prostitution cannot be "...a genuinely lovely and caring person.". I'm sure he didn't mean this but that's exactly what is implied and as someone who is in the public eye, he should be a little more careful about what he says (afterall, prostitutes have a vote too!) RickH

11:19am Mon 6 Sep 10

Masterchav says...

RickH wrote:
Masterchav wrote:
SD1000 wrote: So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man.
And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances
I somehow I don't think its a knee-jerk reaction nor does one need to know either party. In effect, the article carries the clear statment "I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person." that clearly implies that anyone taking up prostitution cannot be "...a genuinely lovely and caring person.".
I'm sure he didn't mean this but that's exactly what is implied and as someone who is in the public eye, he should be a little more careful about what he says (afterall, prostitutes have a vote too!)
So you are happy to "imply" what it means, even if you're "sure" he doesn't mean it? Ever thought for one minute that it might be clumsy reporting? Or would you like to jump to more conclusions and judgments against people while trying to make a political point?
[quote][p][bold]RickH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Masterchav[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SD1000[/bold] wrote: So a prostitute cannot also be 'a genuinely lovely and caring person'? And someone who holds such abhorrent views is allowed to hold a position in government? No wonder the understanding of the sex trade is so non-existent in Westminster. Shame on all of you who voted for this man.[/p][/quote]And that's the knee jerk view from someone who doesn't know either of the people involved, or the circumstances[/p][/quote]I somehow I don't think its a knee-jerk reaction nor does one need to know either party. In effect, the article carries the clear statment "I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person." that clearly implies that anyone taking up prostitution cannot be "...a genuinely lovely and caring person.". I'm sure he didn't mean this but that's exactly what is implied and as someone who is in the public eye, he should be a little more careful about what he says (afterall, prostitutes have a vote too!)[/p][/quote]So you are happy to "imply" what it means, even if you're "sure" he doesn't mean it? Ever thought for one minute that it might be clumsy reporting? Or would you like to jump to more conclusions and judgments against people while trying to make a political point? Masterchav

11:48am Mon 6 Sep 10

pperrin says...

I think the attention is unfortunate for the lady involved - she is making a living and (presumably) not breaking the law.

It is always sad when a marriage is ending, but for a dependent partner to have to suddenly and unexpectedly have to make her own living in a foreign country seems a very poor reflection on the partner they were (presumably) relying on.
I think the attention is unfortunate for the lady involved - she is making a living and (presumably) not breaking the law. It is always sad when a marriage is ending, but for a dependent partner to have to suddenly and unexpectedly have to make her own living in a foreign country seems a very poor reflection on the partner they were (presumably) relying on. pperrin

11:50am Mon 6 Sep 10

MMillian says...

His statement in no way indicates any 'abhorrant views'! The poor man has just been told his wife is working in a 'seedy' masssage parlour - an abhorrant and awful reaction would have been for him to distance himself from her and leave her out to dry to protect himself. All he does is to put a human face on her beyond the £70 protitute she is being painted as which in my book makes him honourable in this whole messy affair. Leave the poor man be the activites of his estanged wife are nothing to do with him and his hard work as a local MP.
His statement in no way indicates any 'abhorrant views'! The poor man has just been told his wife is working in a 'seedy' masssage parlour - an abhorrant and awful reaction would have been for him to distance himself from her and leave her out to dry to protect himself. All he does is to put a human face on her beyond the £70 protitute she is being painted as which in my book makes him honourable in this whole messy affair. Leave the poor man be the activites of his estanged wife are nothing to do with him and his hard work as a local MP. MMillian

12:00pm Mon 6 Sep 10

The Good Driver says...

There is no implicit connection between the MP's reaction and commenting upon her nature. These are two sentences separated by a full stop. The second sentence could as well read 'Today is Monday'. That doesn't imply that he is 'shocked' by the day of the week.
There is no implicit connection between the MP's reaction and commenting upon her nature. These are two sentences separated by a full stop. The second sentence could as well read 'Today is Monday'. That doesn't imply that he is 'shocked' by the day of the week. The Good Driver

12:20pm Mon 6 Sep 10

pperrin says...

MMillian wrote:
His statement in no way indicates any 'abhorrant views'! The poor man has just been told his wife is working in a 'seedy' masssage parlour - an abhorrant and awful reaction would have been for him to distance himself from her and leave her out to dry to protect himself. All he does is to put a human face on her beyond the £70 protitute she is being painted as which in my book makes him honourable in this whole messy affair. Leave the poor man be the activites of his estanged wife are nothing to do with him and his hard work as a local MP.
So you wouldn't approve of him saying something like

'I do have proof that we have been separated since February which I can show if needed.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
1309280/Tory-MP-Mike
-Weatherley-discover
s-wife-Carla-70-time
-prostitute.html#ixz
z0ykOYTHrZ
[quote][p][bold]MMillian[/bold] wrote: His statement in no way indicates any 'abhorrant views'! The poor man has just been told his wife is working in a 'seedy' masssage parlour - an abhorrant and awful reaction would have been for him to distance himself from her and leave her out to dry to protect himself. All he does is to put a human face on her beyond the £70 protitute she is being painted as which in my book makes him honourable in this whole messy affair. Leave the poor man be the activites of his estanged wife are nothing to do with him and his hard work as a local MP.[/p][/quote]So you wouldn't approve of him saying something like 'I do have proof that we have been separated since February which I can show if needed.' Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 1309280/Tory-MP-Mike -Weatherley-discover s-wife-Carla-70-time -prostitute.html#ixz z0ykOYTHrZ pperrin

12:43pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Betty Blue says...

So what! they are seperated.
I do not recall him saying he was seperated when his election information came out.
So what! they are seperated. I do not recall him saying he was seperated when his election information came out. Betty Blue

1:24pm Mon 6 Sep 10

nuff said says...

My thoughts are for the innocent party here. After seven years of marriage of course it would be a 'deep shock' to find out your husband was working as a Tory MP.
My thoughts are for the innocent party here. After seven years of marriage of course it would be a 'deep shock' to find out your husband was working as a Tory MP. nuff said

1:51pm Mon 6 Sep 10

ade1200 says...

He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.
He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter. ade1200

2:04pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Metadadaist says...

ade1200 wrote:
He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.
He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him.

Man, some of you cats are dumb.

Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out.....

Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.
[quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.[/p][/quote]He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him. Man, some of you cats are dumb. Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out..... Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted. Metadadaist

2:48pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Localvoices says...

He cannot be responsible for his wifes actions!!! Give the guy a break. Some people are very quick to judge and jump to conclusions. They are seperated and managing to still friends. Not everyone feels the need to say anything derogatory, despite the circumstances. I just hope this matter is brought to a close quickly so he can get on and do the job he was elected to do! It would appear he is a genuine guy who has received some shocking news. This will affect him personally and possibly professionally, thru no fault of his own.
He cannot be responsible for his wifes actions!!! Give the guy a break. Some people are very quick to judge and jump to conclusions. They are seperated and managing to still friends. Not everyone feels the need to say anything derogatory, despite the circumstances. I just hope this matter is brought to a close quickly so he can get on and do the job he was elected to do! It would appear he is a genuine guy who has received some shocking news. This will affect him personally and possibly professionally, thru no fault of his own. Localvoices

2:58pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Tye says...

I heard "Miss Whiplash" was devastated to hear that her husband had not only kept from her the fact he was a Tory BUT an MP as well!
I heard "Miss Whiplash" was devastated to hear that her husband had not only kept from her the fact he was a Tory BUT an MP as well! Tye

2:58pm Mon 6 Sep 10

EBRA says...

He is a very good MP. Why even connect him to the case. They have been separated since February and divorce proceedings are current. Poor man. Its all so sad and if the gossip continues damageing to his job as our MP. Give him a break.
He is a very good MP. Why even connect him to the case. They have been separated since February and divorce proceedings are current. Poor man. Its all so sad and if the gossip continues damageing to his job as our MP. Give him a break. EBRA

3:10pm Mon 6 Sep 10

ade1200 says...

Metadadaist wrote:
ade1200 wrote:
He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.
He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him.

Man, some of you cats are dumb.

Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out.....

Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.
My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly?

Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories.
[quote][p][bold]Metadadaist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.[/p][/quote]He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him. Man, some of you cats are dumb. Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out..... Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.[/p][/quote]My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly? Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories. ade1200

3:53pm Mon 6 Sep 10

pperrin says...

ade1200 wrote:
Metadadaist wrote:
ade1200 wrote:
He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.
He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him.

Man, some of you cats are dumb.

Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out.....

Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.
My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly?

Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories.
Does your accountant marry his 'young women'?

This isn't just a young girl he met, she is his wife. Having spent some time campaigning together they aparantly separated in February and she was on the game the very same month.

It is hard to beleive that no one wondered how she was supporting herself having been a 'housewife' in a foreign country up to that point.
[quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metadadaist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.[/p][/quote]He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him. Man, some of you cats are dumb. Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out..... Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.[/p][/quote]My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly? Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories.[/p][/quote]Does your accountant marry his 'young women'? This isn't just a young girl he met, she is his wife. Having spent some time campaigning together they aparantly separated in February and she was on the game the very same month. It is hard to beleive that no one wondered how she was supporting herself having been a 'housewife' in a foreign country up to that point. pperrin

4:08pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Localvoices says...

pperrin wrote:
ade1200 wrote:
Metadadaist wrote:
ade1200 wrote: He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.
He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him. Man, some of you cats are dumb. Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out..... Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.
My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly? Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories.
Does your accountant marry his 'young women'? This isn't just a young girl he met, she is his wife. Having spent some time campaigning together they aparantly separated in February and she was on the game the very same month. It is hard to beleive that no one wondered how she was supporting herself having been a 'housewife' in a foreign country up to that point.
I would imagine she told everyone she had a job!!! Why would anyone wonder how she supports herself. He married a woman he fell in love with, seperated and now she is choosing her own path. Note HER own path, not his. Leave the man alone, to do his job.
[quote][p][bold]pperrin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metadadaist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ade1200[/bold] wrote: He's my MP but I didn't vote for him. Sounds like a decent guy to me who could quite easily have responded more unpleasantly and has been honest about his personal circumstances throughout. The British public seem so desperate for gossip these days they are encouraging the newspapers to jump at any trivial matter.[/p][/quote]He's in the middle of divorcing her. Anything derogatory he could say would be used in the divorce against him. Man, some of you cats are dumb. Maybe the question here should be, how does a 43 year old 'high-flying business executive' meet a 29 year old 'lorry drivers daughter' on a business trip to Rio? Even the Daily Mail were able to work that one out..... Wow, they've only been in power a couple of months and the sleeze is already gushing out. As predicted.[/p][/quote]My accountant is 50+ and single and likes to spend his holidays looking for younger women (not that young...) overseas. He's a good accountant, what he does in his private life doesn't concern me. The only difference with an MP is if there is a risk to national security - there clearly is not in this case so why care exactly? Unless you are some archaic Christian fundamentalist I can't see the problem. Perhaps guys like you get off on these stories.[/p][/quote]Does your accountant marry his 'young women'? This isn't just a young girl he met, she is his wife. Having spent some time campaigning together they aparantly separated in February and she was on the game the very same month. It is hard to beleive that no one wondered how she was supporting herself having been a 'housewife' in a foreign country up to that point.[/p][/quote]I would imagine she told everyone she had a job!!! Why would anyone wonder how she supports herself. He married a woman he fell in love with, seperated and now she is choosing her own path. Note HER own path, not his. Leave the man alone, to do his job. Localvoices

4:10pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Thumper Hove says...

I am disgusted by the majority of comments on here. To suggest that Weatherley is making hidden meanings when he said she is a 'genuine and lovely caring person" is pathetic, even by loony left standards.
My sympathies go out to Mr Weatherley - although he is separated from her it must also be upsetting. I'm sure if this happened to any of the commenters on here, I doubt they could remain as dignified.
I am disgusted by the majority of comments on here. To suggest that Weatherley is making hidden meanings when he said she is a 'genuine and lovely caring person" is pathetic, even by loony left standards. My sympathies go out to Mr Weatherley - although he is separated from her it must also be upsetting. I'm sure if this happened to any of the commenters on here, I doubt they could remain as dignified. Thumper Hove

4:17pm Mon 6 Sep 10

sussexram40 says...

Does she work in that Kittens place that has been making late night noises?
Does she work in that Kittens place that has been making late night noises? sussexram40

5:21pm Mon 6 Sep 10

dixie normous says...

he is after elections, she is after erections, both got a job to do, let them get on with it.
he is after elections, she is after erections, both got a job to do, let them get on with it. dixie normous

5:35pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Ya wine me UP, 'sta says...

He's no Wayne Rooney
He's no Wayne Rooney Ya wine me UP, 'sta

6:09pm Mon 6 Sep 10

Valerie Paynter says...

This is hugely sad for our new MP.

He has been very involved and supportive already as the MP for Hove, and I have two personal examples of this in action:

1. He has openly supported parents and saveHOVE to the hilt in our campaign to get BHCC to take over the Connaught Centre to provide primary schooling now this building is being disposed of by City College. He went out on a limb to do this and gave us a public meeting with council officers at which local Conservative Cllrs sat looking grimly under the cosh rather than enthusiastic. They did not smile. He did. He is about clear action.

2. He accepted and gave an entire evening over to attending as both guest speaker, taking questions from residents, and staying on to observe at the Clarendon & Ellen AGM on 1st July. All but the died-in-the-wool Scot, glued to his tribal loyalty to Labour, thought he was terrific.

I do not vote Conservative but his support on these two counts has been exemplary.

As with Ivor Caplin, he is highly approachable. Beyond Ivor Caplin, he gives to constituents without tribal affiliation getting in the way and without regard for anything other than the issue in front of him and what is right and what is wrong.

Unlike Ivor Caplin, however, he has done nothing himself to shock and dismay his constituents. It wasn't him in the weekend tabloids. It was his nearly ex-wife.

Will his wife be as loyal to him as he is now to her? My fear is that the tabloids throw a pile of money at her and she does a creepy kiss and tell.

The National papers make it plain he did not cut her adrift. She is still supported during the divorce and they lunch every week. Civilised! So why is she doing THIS? The Tabloids will be slavering over her, waving money at her, in their wish to get her to say WHY she is apparently working as a prostitute!

I hope she respects her near ex-husband enough to not do anything more to embarrass him now.

Hove has a good MP and we need to keep him! He's the best one so far in my 22 years of living in Hove. And I am not a Tory lady saying that! Far from it.
This is hugely sad for our new MP. He has been very involved and supportive already as the MP for Hove, and I have two personal examples of this in action: 1. He has openly supported parents and saveHOVE to the hilt in our campaign to get BHCC to take over the Connaught Centre to provide primary schooling now this building is being disposed of by City College. He went out on a limb to do this and gave us a public meeting with council officers at which local Conservative Cllrs sat looking grimly under the cosh rather than enthusiastic. They did not smile. He did. He is about clear action. 2. He accepted and gave an entire evening over to attending as both guest speaker, taking questions from residents, and staying on to observe at the Clarendon & Ellen AGM on 1st July. All but the died-in-the-wool Scot, glued to his tribal loyalty to Labour, thought he was terrific. I do not vote Conservative but his support on these two counts has been exemplary. As with Ivor Caplin, he is highly approachable. Beyond Ivor Caplin, he gives to constituents without tribal affiliation getting in the way and without regard for anything other than the issue in front of him and what is right and what is wrong. Unlike Ivor Caplin, however, he has done nothing himself to shock and dismay his constituents. It wasn't him in the weekend tabloids. It was his nearly ex-wife. Will his wife be as loyal to him as he is now to her? My fear is that the tabloids throw a pile of money at her and she does a creepy kiss and tell. The National papers make it plain he did not cut her adrift. She is still supported during the divorce and they lunch every week. Civilised! So why is she doing THIS? The Tabloids will be slavering over her, waving money at her, in their wish to get her to say WHY she is apparently working as a prostitute! I hope she respects her near ex-husband enough to not do anything more to embarrass him now. Hove has a good MP and we need to keep him! He's the best one so far in my 22 years of living in Hove. And I am not a Tory lady saying that! Far from it. Valerie Paynter

8:15pm Mon 6 Sep 10

JKW says...

good MP so far and doesn't need all this, get on with the job Mike we support you.
good MP so far and doesn't need all this, get on with the job Mike we support you. JKW

10:57pm Mon 6 Sep 10

interesting one says...

Erm..

If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her.

It doesn't say how they met...

But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living?

I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent.

I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.
Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love. interesting one

7:34am Tue 7 Sep 10

dixie normous says...

interesting one wrote:
Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.
hurrahhhhhh, thank god someone has come out with the most sensible comment on here, he fancied a young brazilian brass, hes an older man who wanted a younger woman, and she probably wanted an easy way out of a life as a prositute in a poverty stricken country, dont give all that rubbish about a great MP. like many others, hes been sussed.
[quote][p][bold]interesting one[/bold] wrote: Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.[/p][/quote]hurrahhhhhh, thank god someone has come out with the most sensible comment on here, he fancied a young brazilian brass, hes an older man who wanted a younger woman, and she probably wanted an easy way out of a life as a prositute in a poverty stricken country, dont give all that rubbish about a great MP. like many others, hes been sussed. dixie normous

9:04am Tue 7 Sep 10

Thumper Hove says...

interesting one wrote:
Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.
Of course the labour newspaper NEVER EVER reports lies. Sad that they are so desperate to slur a conservative MP that this is the best they can come up with? Mr Weatherley's (soon-to-be-ex) wife has let him down by the choices she has made since they separated. However this is NO reflection on him and it is disgusting for anyone to use this in an attempt to discredit an honourable man.
[quote][p][bold]interesting one[/bold] wrote: Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.[/p][/quote]Of course the labour newspaper NEVER EVER reports lies. Sad that they are so desperate to slur a conservative MP that this is the best they can come up with? Mr Weatherley's (soon-to-be-ex) wife has let him down by the choices she has made since they separated. However this is NO reflection on him and it is disgusting for anyone to use this in an attempt to discredit an honourable man. Thumper Hove

9:56am Tue 7 Sep 10

pperrin says...

Thumper Hove wrote:
interesting one wrote:
Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.
Of course the labour newspaper NEVER EVER reports lies. Sad that they are so desperate to slur a conservative MP that this is the best they can come up with? Mr Weatherley's (soon-to-be-ex) wife has let him down by the choices she has made since they separated. However this is NO reflection on him and it is disgusting for anyone to use this in an attempt to discredit an honourable man.
So he is an rich MP, his wife is now a prostitute and you think he has got the rough end of the deal?

Gosh...
[quote][p][bold]Thumper Hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]interesting one[/bold] wrote: Erm.. If the Mirror article is true, she was working as a prostitute in Rio when he met her. It doesn't say how they met... But come on do you really think he had no idea what she did for a living? I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but don't pretend he's completely innocent. I find it hard to believe the reason for the 53-year old father of 3 marrying the 39-year old (ex) prostitute were his undevoted eternal love.[/p][/quote]Of course the labour newspaper NEVER EVER reports lies. Sad that they are so desperate to slur a conservative MP that this is the best they can come up with? Mr Weatherley's (soon-to-be-ex) wife has let him down by the choices she has made since they separated. However this is NO reflection on him and it is disgusting for anyone to use this in an attempt to discredit an honourable man.[/p][/quote]So he is an rich MP, his wife is now a prostitute and you think he has got the rough end of the deal? Gosh... pperrin

1:25pm Tue 7 Sep 10

anifawinifa says...

I know Mike personally and he is a very genuine and honest guy making him a very good MP. So what if his ex-wife is/was a prostitute.... it would help if the press would stay out of decent peoples lives rather than trying to stir things up all the time!!!!
I know Mike personally and he is a very genuine and honest guy making him a very good MP. So what if his ex-wife is/was a prostitute.... it would help if the press would stay out of decent peoples lives rather than trying to stir things up all the time!!!! anifawinifa

3:06pm Tue 7 Sep 10

ssilkystone says...

pperrin wrote:
I think the attention is unfortunate for the lady involved - she is making a living and (presumably) not breaking the law. It is always sad when a marriage is ending, but for a dependent partner to have to suddenly and unexpectedly have to make her own living in a foreign country seems a very poor reflection on the partner they were (presumably) relying on.
Divorced and divorcing women do very well in our society especially those with wealthy or simply well off partners, its a pity that is not so when roles are reversed, so something else must be driving this lady to need the money she can earn working in massage parlors, Brighton and Hove has a rather bad Drug problem with this Tory MP is no doubt aware,
[quote][p][bold]pperrin[/bold] wrote: I think the attention is unfortunate for the lady involved - she is making a living and (presumably) not breaking the law. It is always sad when a marriage is ending, but for a dependent partner to have to suddenly and unexpectedly have to make her own living in a foreign country seems a very poor reflection on the partner they were (presumably) relying on.[/p][/quote]Divorced and divorcing women do very well in our society especially those with wealthy or simply well off partners, its a pity that is not so when roles are reversed, so something else must be driving this lady to need the money she can earn working in massage parlors, Brighton and Hove has a rather bad Drug problem with this Tory MP is no doubt aware, ssilkystone

8:19pm Tue 7 Sep 10

AmboGuy says...

Kind of ironic really, it's usually the MPs that F*** the public - not their wives!!
Kind of ironic really, it's usually the MPs that F*** the public - not their wives!! AmboGuy

11:50am Wed 8 Sep 10

ssilkystone says...

AmboGuy wrote:
Kind of ironic really, it's usually the MPs that F*** the public - not their wives!!
Ha Ha Ha, we have to trust his judgement!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: Kind of ironic really, it's usually the MPs that F*** the public - not their wives!![/p][/quote]Ha Ha Ha, we have to trust his judgement!!!!!!!! ssilkystone

12:16am Fri 10 Sep 10

My Point of View says...

She was one when he went to Brazil and 'met' her and apart from a short sabbatical has been one ever since. I never noticed in any of his many election leaflets and briefings him mentioning the separation. Great judgment there Mike!!.....What with him and 'Pebble' Lucas... We get the MP's we deserve.
She was one when he went to Brazil and 'met' her and apart from a short sabbatical has been one ever since. I never noticed in any of his many election leaflets and briefings him mentioning the separation. Great judgment there Mike!!.....What with him and 'Pebble' Lucas... We get the MP's we deserve. My Point of View

1:00pm Fri 10 Sep 10

prestoncat says...

so what if she was a prostitue???
Is there anything wrong with that? How come we, or the media, can respect a 'businessman' who earns millions by greedy often underhand methods eg making unecessary redundancies, tax evasion, polluting the earth, using slave labour abroad for cheap products, who sits on high in an office but we come down so hard on a woman who has sex for money???
People's sense of morals are twisted
so what if she was a prostitue??? Is there anything wrong with that? How come we, or the media, can respect a 'businessman' who earns millions by greedy often underhand methods eg making unecessary redundancies, tax evasion, polluting the earth, using slave labour abroad for cheap products, who sits on high in an office but we come down so hard on a woman who has sex for money??? People's sense of morals are twisted prestoncat

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