Huw joined 100 Members of Parliament to back the Make Your Mark campaign outside Parliament.‘Make Your Mark’ is an annual ballot of young people living in the UK. The ballot will contain 10 policies voted for by Members of Youth Parliament including poverty, mental health, curriculum, climate change and votes at 16 and have reflected their election pledges in local elections across the UK. The campaign will see Members and Volunteer Campaigners across the country, inviting young people in schools and youth clubs to take this opportunity to have their say to Government and society.
Following today’s announcement that the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been placed in ‘special measures’, Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, and Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, have released the following joint statement:
Yesterday I received frustrating and disappointing news from Post Office Ltd. They informed me that the temporary porta cabin Post Office for Heathfield will not now be able to operate for structural reasons.
Today I attended a summit with the Rail Minister, Network Rail, South Eastern Rail, Transport Focus and fellow MPs from Sussex, Kent and South London to discuss the issues facing commuters and rail users travelling to and from London. London Bridge is in the midst of an enormous redevelopment to increase capacity and the MPs were given an opportunity to view this vast project.
Visiting Overys Farm in Ticehurst to see this year’s blackcurrant harvest, MP for Bexhill and Battle Huw Merriman met local farmers Peter and Michael Reeves on Monday to discuss the importance of blackcurrant farming to the local economy.
There is so much to be excited about with the direction of travel in the constituency. We have a new road due to open soon, high speed rail proposals advancing, our unemployment numbers reducing, wage rises putting us in the top ten of constituencies in the UK and a vast army of community volunteers and champions who I have spent my summer meeting and helping. Everything has a tick in the box, except one item which badly needs addressing: parking in our high streets.
The popular Southern Railway south coast Brighton-Eastbourne-Hastings-Ashford fast service suffers from over-crowding due to lack of carriages. The East Sussex Rail Alliance (ESRA) is engaged with the train operator, Southern, and the rail industry to ensure that the route gets higher priority for improvements, reports Co Chairman, Ray Chapman.
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