Westminster News

Huw speaks on Universal Credit and second chances for ex-offenders

Huw spoke up for a constituent whose employment was terminated due to a spent conviction. He urged the Work and Pensions minister to ensure that public sector employers take a risk on ex-offenders and do not continue to punish them long after their sentence has been spent.

Local MP supports Christmas Jumper Day

This year, local MP Huw Merriman has popped on a pullover and posed for a photo to mark their support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign which took place on Friday 14th December.

EU Withdrawal Agreement - Slides from public meetings

A number of constituents have requested a copy of the slides from my recent public meetings on the EU WIthdrawal Agreement.

If these are of interest, they are attached at the bottom of this page

House of Commons Bus Inquiry continues

In the Transport Select Committee meeting on Monday, I exchanged views with Mick Lynch, representative of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the pay and conditions of bus drivers and why they do not enjoy the same benefits as RMT rail members.

Local Firm and Job Centres Praised in Parliament

A trailblazing partnership between leading local employer, Hastings Direct, and coastal JobCentre Plus offices was this week given a warm welcome in Parliament by local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman.

Huw speaks on Foreign Affairs

Huw expressed his frustrations at news that a Russian official is set to become the president of Interpol stating that Russia was allowed to politically “get away with it.” He asked the Foreign Office minister whether the UK representative to Interpol would have an opportunity to express that the