| Mike Weatherley|
University of Sussex
| 9 September 1970 (age 45)
West Sussex, United Kingdom (1970-09-09) |
University of Sussex (2000–2003)
Peter Kyle (politician) Wikipedia
Peter Kyle (born 9 September 1970) is a British Labour Party politician and former charity sector executive. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hove since the May 2015 general election.
Kyle grew up in West Sussex and moved to Brighton and Hove in 1996. He gained a doctorate in community development from the University of Sussex. In 2006 he became a Cabinet Office special advisor focusing on social exclusion policy.
In his earlier career he worked as an aid worker in Eastern Europe and the Balkans helping young people whose lives had been affected by the political instability created by war.
In 2013, he became chief executive of Working for Youth, a newly formed charity focusing on helping unemployed youth.
Since becoming an MP, Kyle has championed causes such as apprenticeships pledging to create 1,000 apprenticeships in 1,000 days in co-operation with the council and via the creation of a Greater Brighton Employer Skills Task Force.
In the House of Commons, Kyle sits on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee where he questioned Mike Ashley, boss of Sports Direct, over poor working practices in his warehouses. Ashley accused Kyle of making "defamatory comments" against him and called for the MP to stand down from the committee. Kyle, who backed Liz Kendall in the 2015 Labour leadership election, was among those who spoke out against Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy for the leadership of the Labour Party. Kyle campaigned for remain during the EU membership referendum, 2016.
He is chair of governors of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.