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Secretary of State praises local health partnershi

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock, accompanied by the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Huw Merriman MP for Bexhill and Battle, made an informal visit to Bexhill and Conquest Hospitals to meet staff and patients.

Brexit: no majority for other solutions

In this column, I try and capture what has been going on inside Parliament. With saturation coverage across the media this week, I feel I am recycling news but will try and deliver something extra!

Huw raises speeding and road safety concerns with Sussex Police leaders

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, discussed the issue of speeding and road safety when he met the new Hastings and Rother District Commander, Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, and temporary East Sussex Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Jason Taylor, at Bexhill Police

Huw Merriman MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week, local MP, Huw Merriman, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tire

Huw calls on Prime Minister to help local EU Citizens

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, this week spoke of his constituents when calling on the Prime Minister to reduce the proposed £65 charge which EU citizens will have to pay to apply to gain their rights of UK residence when the UK leaves the EU. 

Huw speaks on Universal Credit and second chances for ex-offenders

Huw spoke up for a constituent whose employment was terminated due to a spent conviction. He urged the Work and Pensions minister to ensure that public sector employers take a risk on ex-offenders and do not continue to punish them long after their sentence has been spent.

Getting a better deal from public transport

New Year ushers in the latest annual rail fare increase. At just over 3%, and pegged to inflation, this year’s increase is lower than many from the previous 20 years but will rightly be greeted by frustration from passengers who have received a poor service over the last year.