Roll up your sleeves and make change

One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is the ability, in Parliament and in our schools, to engage with young people about society and their role within it. Most of us have been, or are at, an age in life when we care very deeply about an issue and it becomes our cause.

Salute to all the schools returning

It was a case of back to school for many in the constituency and back to Parliament for me and for many MPs. Some have questioned why MPs are going back if they are able to work and vote remotely.

Putting Bexhill on the testing grid

This week in Parliament has involved virtual participation from East Sussex and one day of physical attendance in Westminster to chair my Select Committee

Huw fights for Gatwick and British Airways staff

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency and Chair of the Transport Select Committee, this week challenged British Airways to drop their redundancy and restructuring plans and commit to a future at Gatwick airport.

Aviation has been laid low by pandemic

Today we celebrate and remember the huge sacrifice made by our forebears 75 years ago when VE Day marked the end of hostilities in Europe and the horrors suffered by millions during WWII.

HS2 Evidence Session

On Friday the 24th April, the Transport Select Committee held a HS2 Evidence Session where we were joined by three witnesses, Sir John Armitt CBE from the National Infrastructure Commission, Mark Thurston the Executive Chief Office of HS2 Ltd and Andrew Stephenson MP. 

Care Home Resilience 

With so many care settings in the constituency, I continue to keep a close eye on the support which staff and residents are receiving. This applies to national and local Government support. 

Changing the way we do business

When this column first appeared in 2015, we thought ‘In the House’ would be a good title to show what goes on inside Parliament. Never did I think that it would refer to MPs participating in Parliament ‘in their House’. This has been the virtual order for the week as Parliament returned from Easter.