Westminster News

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.

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.

Local MP speaks up for equality in school funding at PMQs

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, continued his campaign for fairer school funding during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday and in Education Questions earlier this week.

PMQs: Calling for fairer school funding

In my second PMQ in two weeks  I asked a question on behalf of my Mum (a former teacher) on the need for more school funding, particularly for those areas that currently have the lowest funded schools (such as ours).

Lobbying for more school funding

Last Friday, I met with Caroline Barlow, Headteacher at Heathfield Community College, to be given a copy of the school funding letter which was sent by heads across the constituency to parents.

Local MP calls for reform of sale of knives

Following the recent spate of knife attacks and the tragic loss of young life, Huw took to the chamber to ask the Home Secretary Sajid Javid whether he would look again at the proposal to make sure knives sold in retail outlets are prohibited from being anywhere outside of a locked cabinet.

Huw asks Minister to help tackle drug use

An excellent investigation from the team at BBC South East highlighted a worrying trend in the use of Ketamine and the local lives ruined as a result.