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MP calls for fairer funding for local schools

In a debate on education funding, Huw praised senior leaders and heads of schools across the country and especially in East Sussex for continuing to inspire students despite the pressures they face.  He also praised the government’s educational record, citing record increases in funding and the n

Remembering the Fallen from Parliament

One hundred years ago this week, Parliamentarians gathered in the House of Commons and the House of Lords to receive the formal announcement of the acceptance of the terms of the Armistice imposed on Germany by the Allies and the United States of America. 

MP Raises Sussex Police funding concerns in Parliament

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has this week called on the Government to support Sussex Police, and its Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, to help to cover the bill for a nationwide police pension fund shortfall.

House of Commons Bus Inquiry Opens

In our large rural constituency, bus services are hugely important and I share the concern about reductions in timetables. As a member of the Transport Select Committee, I am pleased we have started our Buses inquiry.

Huw welcomes Autumn Budget

Bexhill and Battle constituency MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed the Autumn Budget this week which has delivered additional money for the local NHS, East Sussex County Council, broadband and schools as well as helping working people with increases in the living wage and personal tax allowance.

Exiting the EU - Update 22 October 2018

A number of constituents have written to me in the past couple of weeks to let me known their feelings with regard to the status of the UK leaving the European Union. This update is intended to respond to all those who have contacted me, whether on one side of the debate (calling for me to support a second referendum) or the other (urging me to reject any deal which gives too much ground to the EU) or somewhere in between. My communications suggest that correspondents are split on preference in the same way that Parliament is.