Meeting on EU Withdrawal Saturday 30 March 2019

Huw Merriman MP invites constituents to an is inviting constituents to a meeting on Saturday 30 March to update them on the latest developments on UK’s departure from the European Union.

Huw asks Defence Minister what more is being done to support veterans

In Parliament, Huw asked the Defence Minister what more was being done to support veterans’ access to support services and what engagement the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had had with the charity sector, which he said had played an “amazing role” in enhancing veteran support.  

Leasehold Reform: Select Committee Report

Following my PMQ on leasehold reform, I have been working with other MPs across Parliament to reform an area of law which is ripping off many of my constituents. In Parliament, I welcomed a new Select Committee report and put my support behind their reforms.

Debate: Services for people with Autism

It was an honour to lead the debate in Parliament for Autism Awareness Week. I gave my opening speech on behalf of our All Party Parliamentary Chairman, Dame Cheryl Gillian. It was an inspired debate and speeches followed from MPs from across the country and party divide. 

Debate on Sexual and Relationships Education

I spoke in Parliament this week to express my support for the introduction of compulsory health, sex and relationships education in schools. The world is changing, and young people today face harsh challenges.

Huw champions more support for Neighbourhood Plans

In photo: back row from left to right Margaret Howell, Battle Town Council;  John Howell MP; Jonathan Vine-Hall, Sedlescombe Parish Council; Frankie Nowne, Clerk to Ticehurst & Flimwell Parish Council; Huw Merriman MP; Russell Hidden, Battle Neighbourhood Plan Team;

Huw continues to champion job centre work coaches

In Parliament this week, Huw once again praised the support provided by job centre work coaches to help people into the world of work. He asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd to ensure that these coaches receive the support they need to continue their work.

A tumultuous week in politics

Since my last column, I was pulled out of the ballot twice in successive Prime Minister’s Questions.