Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, welcomed his colleague, the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, to Brighton & Hove to see what the city has to offer.
In a packed afternoon, Maria and Mike visited NCSoft (www.ncsoft.com), an online gaming publisher in Brighton, and made a brief visit to the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove. Maria’s tour finished up at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) (www.bimm.co.uk), Brighton & Hove’s premier music college, which is also in Mike’s Hove constituency.
Commenting, Mike said: “I was very pleased to show Maria a showcase of what Brighton & Hove’s creative talent has to offer. In terms of computing and music, our city has a huge plethora of business providing unique services around the world. I know that Maria was particularly impressed with the work at NCSoft and the quality of the music courses available at BIMM.”
Mike added, “I also wanted to highlight to Maria the problems with the King Alfred and the opportunities that this site has to offer. I informed Maria all about the successful public meeting on Friday and stressed how much local residents want new leisure centre. I was also pleased that Jon Horne from Sport England was able to join us and meet with the Secretary of State. Maria can now see how Brighton & Hove desperately need new sporting facilities fit for the 21st Century.”