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Mike Backs West Hove Junior School Expansion

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has written to Brighton & Hove City Council to highlight his support for the expansion project at West Hove Junior School.

Following a consultation on expanding West Hove Junior School, Mike has written to Penny Thompson, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council, backing the plans to enlarge the premises of the school.

Since his election in 2010, Mike has been actively pushing for new schools in Brighton & Hove. At the start of term earlier this month, the new Kings School opened its doors to secondary-age students at its temporary home in Portslade. Mikes colleague Cllr Andrew Wealls, Conservative group spokesperson on Education, has been working hard to get as many new places as possible for children in Brighton & Hove.

Commenting, Mike said: Given the acute need for school places in Brighton & Hove, it is welcome news that West Hove Junior School is to be expanded, which will mean more places for local children. My Conservative council colleagues and I have been listening to what residents want. However, action speaks louder than words, which is why we are so pleased with the opening of the new Kings School, Bilingual Primary School and relatively new Connaught School in central Hove.