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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.

Getting a better deal from public transport

New Year ushers in the latest annual rail fare increase. At just over 3%, and pegged to inflation, this year’s increase is lower than many from the previous 20 years but will rightly be greeted by frustration from passengers who have received a poor service over the last year.

New Year Cheer and Nothing to Fear

Getting older, the best part of Christmas is the cheer and positivity which the season brings out in us. New Year sees us focussing ahead optimistically on the challenges to come. 

Remembering the Caring Side of Christmas

In the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it’s easy to get swept along with the flow of preparations and parties. We can have totally unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others to create the perfect celebration.

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.

Huw speaks on Youth Violence debate

Huw spoke about knife crime in the Youth Violence debate which took place in Parliament last week. He spoke of his time working in a youth centre in Brixton where he helped young people get out of gangs and violence.

Huw speaks on the delay in the Meaningful Vote

With the Meaningful Vote being delayed due to Parliament being unwilling to support the deal, Huw spoke in the House of Commons about the need to compromise, to honour the result of the referendum and back a deal which allows a new relationship with the European Union.

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