Westminster News

MP calls for action to support NHS

Local MP, Huw Merriman, this week spoke of his frustration following the cancellation of routine surgery due to winter challenges faced by the NHS.

Amendment 7, to Clause 9, of the EU Withdrawal Bill

I have been contacted by constituents who have inquired as to whether Parliament will get a say on the final terms covering the departure of the UK from the EU and the new agreement which may govern our future terms. In particular, I have been asked if I will be voting for an Amendment 7, to Clause 9, of the EU Withdrawal Bill, which, it is claimed, would give Parliament greater power to scrutinise our exit terms.

Local MPs welcome Budget Welfare Boost

Local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman, have welcomed the £1.5billion package of measures to help benefits claimants on Universal Credit.

Departure Date for Leaving the EU

Constituents have contacted me following speculation as to when the UK will leave the European Union. This matter has received heightened interest because the Government has proposed an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which would make it absolutely clear that Britain will be leaving at 11pm on 29 March 2019 (being midnight in mainland Europe). Those who are reluctant about Britain leaving the EU do not want this hard deadline imposed and would rather amend the Bill to permit a later date being used (or no such date at all).

Leaving the EU: Disclosing Views to Parliament

In the House of Commons, I spoke up for transparency and the need for Government to keep Parliament updated on the views, analysis and positions collected across Whitehall.