As the MP for Hove, he championed changes to squatting legislation which still stand today.
The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
Could it be that she has done Cameron a favour by helping to avert a relaxation of the hunting ban?
Our whistle-stop tour heads to the South East, where the Tories and Labour are fighting it out and two minor parties have everything at stake.
New regulation is needed to protect fans and event organisers from technology-aided profiteers, and will be enacted before the election.
The less experience first-time MPs have of fighting a seat, the more likely they are to quit.
The hopefuls include two councillors, one of whom served as a senior police officer in Sussex.
One in his first term, one in his fifth, each intends to depart the green benches next year.
Music and movie piracy costs the UK around £400 million a year. My report makes recommendations for cracking down on it.
Mike Weatherley MP is MP for Hove Everyone loves music. And often people tend to like most music. But heavy metal? Usually not – reasons include "terrible screeching vocals" to "you can't dance to it". This is an exchange I often experience: Me: ‘What sort of music do you like?’ ‘All music really.’ Me: 'Ah, […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Guido Fawkes has a list of new Conservative members of Select Committees, from Graham Brady's office. Mr Brady explains: "For the following committees I have received the same number of nominations as there are vacancies, the following are therefore elected". The appointments are: Communities and Local Government John Stevenson […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter As a former broadsheet Comment editor, I over-estimate the importance of comment pages, both on paper and online. Since the blogs, such as this one, now compete with them, fewer people read them – especially since the rise of the paywall. Then there's TV. Then there's Twitter. Then there's […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. We know that 91 Tories voted against the Lords Reform Bill last night. That's the big, headline grabbing figure – the biggest rebellion in this Parliament.