Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is to join a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Jews.
The APPG on British Jews is set to launch when parliament returns from the conference recess in October. The Board of Deputies of British Jews – the sole Jewish organisation in the UK which is democratically representative of the Jewish community, with 285 elected representatives from various synagogues, organisations and charities across the religious and political spectrum – will serve as the secretariat for the new group.
Commenting, Mike said: “Given that Hove and Portslade has a significant Jewish population, I felt that it was important that I take part in this group which will help strengthen ties between parliamentarians and their Jewish constituents. I am an active member in a number of APPGs, which help to highlight important issues in Parliament for residents.”