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.
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.
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, Huw Merriman, joined Westham Parish councillors to plant 5 trees in the village as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, stood with parents of Hurst Green CE Primary School and local residents last Friday to call for action for better road safety measures and speeding controls outside the school.
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.
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.