Bexhill Observer article 18/9/20

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman and a number of Tory MPs have reached a deal with the government on how to proceed with plans to override parts of the UK’s Brexit agreement.


We must practice what we preach

I’ve had a busy week in Parliament. I’ve spoken up for our local schools and students in a debate in the Chamber about education. I’m particularly keen to ensure that pupils sitting their exams this academic year have an exam paper based on what their teachers can cover in a disrupted year.

Finally opening schools to all pupils

My summer cycling constituency tour continues to take me around the beautiful coast and countryside. It’s been an absolute privilege to meet so many businesses and talk to the owners and staff about the challenges this year has brought. 

Summer cycling and stormy issues

Being ‘out of the House’, I’ve decided to get on my bike for an August “Cycling Constituency Tour”. My challenge is to peddle across the 200 square miles of the constituency stopping off at shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses, as I go.

Eat out to help out and work out

Last month, the Transport Select Committee, which I chair, issued a report recommending that the Government replace its blanket quarantine approach with a more evidence-based and flexible approach.

Evidence for face coverings should be clear

Parliament is now in its final week before the summer recess. This allows for more time for constituency and constituents and less time commuting back and forth.

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