Since being elected as the MP for Hove and Portslade, Peter has gained a reputation for being a hardworking constituency MP. He helps hundreds of people every week, and if you need help please get in touch with the constituency office.
Peter has lived in Hove for over 15 years. At the age of 26 he went back to school to study for A-Levels and despite being severely dyslexic he progressed to Sussex University where he gained a PhD in community economic development.
Before this he worked as an aid worker in Eastern Europe and the Balkans helping children and young people who’s lives had been radically affected by the instability of war. The orphanage he setup in Romania still exists today.
Peter moved onto work as a policy maker to The Cabinet Office, primarily working on social exclusion. Many of the policies he worked on, such as early intervention, are still relevant today.
In May 2015 Peter was elected MP for Hove & Portslade taking the seat from the Tories with a majority of just over 1000.
Since then he has prioritised job creation, investing in businesses, new housing and ensuring every young person has access to the best education our country can offer. During the Referendum campaign he toured the South East for the Remain Campaign. He did not vote to trigger Article 50 and believes that we should only leave the EU when there is a deal which will not negatively impact jobs, the economy and our living standards. This is why in June 2018 Peter championed The Peoples Vote – a campaign for a public on the final Brexit deal.
In Parliament Peter has been serving on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. He was also Chair of the Further Education, and Co-Chair of the Southern Commuter Belt all party group of MP’s.