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    Betty Blue wrote:
    The biggest mistake of my life was when I voted for this man at the General Election. You never seem to see him or Ms Lucus of Brighton about. Whatever anyone thought of Ivor Caplin you always saw him about in Hove. I wish there was a general election coming up, either of them would get in again.
    Mike Weatherley, MP for Hove is expected at the Hove Park Bowls pavilion at 2:45pm Saturday where an exhibition and public consultation exercise will be taking place involving residents and Council planning officers with a view to producing a planning brief for appropriate redevelopment of the Prk House site.

    Our MP contacted saveHOVE with a view to being helpful concerning the issue of the Park House redevelopment problems and getting him to come to this event was extremely easy to organise."
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Hove MP's 50p milk expenses claim

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An MP tried to charge the taxpayer for his pint of milk.

Hove MP Mike Weatherley was refused the refund for the 50 pence pint which he tried to claim on his parliamentary expenses.

The latest records released last night showed Sussex MPs claimed a total of £85,000 in expenses during September and October.

Mr Weatherley put in the claim for 50p for “milk for tea and coffee in the office” on September 6 but was told it was “not claimable under the scheme”.

When questioned about the refused claim Mr Weatherley joked about changes to the new expenses rules introduced to stop MPs abusing their privileges.

Worthing West MP Peter Bottomley also had a claim dismissed.

He asked for £32.99 to be reimbursed for a mobile phone bill, but it was turned down because Ipsa said there was "insufficient evidence" it should be paid.

Lewes MP Norman Baker claimed £14,834, which mostly covered office costs and travel.

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