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MP On Local School Tour

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has paid tribute to local teachers, staff and pupils as he spends the party conference week visiting schools across his constituency.

Sidley Community Group formed to reclaim former sports ground

Local community representatives and elected politicians from Sidley joined together this week to form a community organisation with the purpose of purchasing the site of the former Sidley Sports and Social Ground and returning it back to the sporting community. 

MP Drops Down to Operation Earth

Local MP, Huw Merriman, joined with scientists and the stars of the future at Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre for the nationwide ‘Operation Earth’ initiative. 

Voting to Modernise Parliament as a Workplace

Parents caring for newborn babies or those suffering with a health condition, are protected in law in the workplace. Their jobs are covered by another employee and they must be allowed back to work. What happens, in the same situation, for MPs in Parliament?

Agriculture Bill - Discussing with local farmers

The Agriculture Bill will be debated on 10 October in Parliament. This is new legislation will cover the future of farming after we leave the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy.

Bayeux Tapestry Bid

Representatives from English Heritage, Battle Abbey School and Battle Town Council joined Huw Merriman MP and visitor attraction and design industry experts this week to discuss the next stages in the bid for Battle to become the temporary UK home for the Bayeux Tapestry.

Battle News at the Doorstep

It has been great to meet so many residents whilst delivering my newsletter through the letterboxes of Battle and surrounding villages.

Crunch time for British Farmers

Wednesday was ‘Back British Farming’ day. To mark the event, I joined the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in Parliament to discuss some of the challenges faced by farmers and producers in East Sussex.

Huw calls for further Road Safety around Schools

Huw Merriman spoke in the debate on Road Safety around Schools in a Westminster Hall Debate. This follows support for campaigns for speed restrictions near Vinehall School, Robertsbridge, and a puffin crossing installation outside Punnetts Town Primary School, Heathfield.