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Looking at priorities to work together

Being returned as your MP meant I immediately returned to Parliament on the Monday after the General Election. It is nice to see some new faces in Westminster but sad not to see those more familiar, such as my colleague from Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell, one of the nicest people in politics.

Response to Grenfell Tower

Many constituents have contacted me regarding the terrible loss of life following the Grenfell Tower fire in West London. Constituents have asked what is being done at a national level but also in our constituency to ensure local residents are safe. 

Initial Response to Gibb Report on Southern Rail

Last year, the Government commissioned Chris Gibb, a rail expert with decades of experience, to produce a review of the performance of Southern Rail. The aim of the report was to identify causes of performance failure and make recommendations to urgently improve the service.

MP and Guide Dogs' Team Call for More Help for Blind

Local MP Huw Merriman has joined forces with Guide Dogs for the Blind in calling for more to be done to help visually impaired and blind visitors and residents to navigate their way around our local towns and villages.

MPs Submit Response to Southeastern Consultation

Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, and Huw Merriman, Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, have submitted their joint response to the South Eastern Franchise Public Consultation.

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.