This week, parliament discussed the role the government can play in preserving local newspapers, amidst news that Johnston Press had gone into administration. The company publishes more than 200 newspapers operating at both the local and national level.
In Amber Rudd’s first appearance as the Work and Pensions Minister, Huw welcomed her to her new role and asked her to pay credit to Hastings Direct who have been holding universal credit surgeries with local jobcentre teams.
Local MPs Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman were delighted to see a Budget announcement of a further £420 million of new money being allocated to local highways maintenance, including funding to the local council.
Bexhill MP, Huw Merriman, launched the date of next year’s Jobs Fair to the Bexhill Chamber of Commerce’s business breakfast last Friday. He urged local businesses to register their interest in this free event which will take place on Friday 5 April 2019.
Like many constituents, I am awaiting publication of the agreement terms and will then study every page of the documents in order to form a conclusion. I will be looking at the Withdrawal Agreement (our exit terms) and the Future Framework (our future trade and relationship terms) as a package.
In a debate on education funding, Huw praised senior leaders and heads of schools across the country and especially in East Sussex for continuing to inspire students despite the pressures they face. He also praised the government’s educational record, citing record increases in funding and the n
Huw spoke at the fourth Bees' Needs Champion Awards - an annual event where farmers, community and school groups are celebrated and awarded for their work in raising awareness of the needs of pollinators.
One hundred years ago this week, Parliamentarians gathered in the House of Commons and the House of Lords to receive the formal announcement of the acceptance of the terms of the Armistice imposed on Germany by the Allies and the United States of America.
Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has this week called on the Government to support Sussex Police, and its Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, to help to cover the bill for a nationwide police pension fund shortfall.
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