Heathfield’s Post Office Praised in Parliament

One year on from its re-opening, the Government Minister for Small Business, Margot James, has praised Heathfield’s Post Office, and its Postmaster, Mr Sanjiv Patel. Mr Patel had taken on the community’s Post Office following a twelve month period where no service had been available at all. 

Local MP lobbies Education Secretary on School Funding

Local MP for Bexhill and Battle, Huw Merriman, held talks with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, on Monday to discuss the funding levels for local schools and early years providers.

General Election: Observer Column

Like the rest of the country, Tuesday's announcement to call a General Election caught me by surprise. I was in my Westminster office, answering constituent emails, when my staff member popped his head around the door to ask what I thought 'the announcement' was all about.

A new relationship with the EU

This week, the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The United Kingdom is formally leaving the European Union. Focus now turns to our terms for departure and the new relationship which we have to deliver with the 27 countries who will remain.

Disability Confident Challenge

Huw Merriman MP has undertaken a challenge to help employers in the Bexhill and Battle constituency, who wish to be more inclusive, to encourage them to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme which helps employers open up their workforce to disabled people.

Huw speaks in Buses Bill Debate

I recently spoke on the Buses Bill in the House of Commons, you can view my contribution here: This was following being part of a group of MPs that scrutinised the Buses Bill in Committee. 

Huw meets SUDEP Action

Michelle Samuel of Heathfield met with her local MP Huw Merriman to express her gratitude to local Business’ of Heathfield who have gone to great lengths to turn Heathfield purple to raise awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and other epilepsy-related deaths for Purple Day.

St Richard’s Debating Society

On Friday, 17th March the school held its inaugural debate on whether freedom of speech should be  absolute right enshrined in law.