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House of Commons Bus Inquiry Opens

In our large rural constituency, bus services are hugely important and I share the concern about reductions in timetables. As a member of the Transport Select Committee, I am pleased we have started our Buses inquiry.

Huw welcomes Autumn Budget

Bexhill and Battle constituency MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed the Autumn Budget this week which has delivered additional money for the local NHS, East Sussex County Council, broadband and schools as well as helping working people with increases in the living wage and personal tax allowance.

Exiting the EU - Update 22 October 2018

A number of constituents have written to me in the past couple of weeks to let me known their feelings with regard to the status of the UK leaving the European Union. This update is intended to respond to all those who have contacted me, whether on one side of the debate (calling for me to support a second referendum) or the other (urging me to reject any deal which gives too much ground to the EU) or somewhere in between. My communications suggest that correspondents are split on preference in the same way that Parliament is. 

MP asks whether NHS is prepared for coming winter

In this week’s Health Questions, Huw asked the Health Secretary Matt Hancock whether the department had made any assessment of the resilience of the NHS as the winter months approach.

Heathfield High Street Closure

I am dismayed that East Sussex County Council have seen fit to schedule the closure of the High Street to traffic over the entire month of November. I have made representations to the Director of Highways, the Portfolio-holder and the Leader of the County Council.

Transport Select Committee: Rail timetable changes

In a Transport Committee session where Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and a number of other ministers from the Transport department were questioned on the timetable changes that led to severe delays for passengers back in May, I asked the ministers whether there should be an independent verif