Westminster News

Local MP lobbies Education Secretary on School Funding

Local MP for Bexhill and Battle, Huw Merriman, held talks with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, on Monday to discuss the funding levels for local schools and early years providers.

Statement on Westminster Attack

The events of yesterday, and the violence in, and nearby, Westminster brings great sadness. My thoughts are for those who lost their lives and those who have been left behind.

National Insurance Contribution Increase for Self Employed Cancelled

Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that the Government has decided not to introduce a proposal to increase National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed in response to a question from Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman at today’s Prime Ministers Questions.

Schools Funding

Constituents have contacted me with concerns around school funding and how this impacts local schools. 

Huw lobbies School Minister for School Funding (again)

Having met with the Schools Minister in December, I met with him again in February to discuss the funding pressures which schools in the constituency are experiencing. I mentioned that I had written to every headteacher within the constituency.

Huw makes Earth Hour pledge for climate change

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has signed up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast – and it’s never been more important to show support for action on climate change.

Transport Select Committee: Southern Rail Visit

The Transport Select Committee today made a visit to Southern Rail to view the driver-only operated trains which have been at the centre of an industrial dispute between the train operator and train unions for almost a year.