Small-Scale Solar Sector

Huw Merriman asked the Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, “what recent steps she has taken to support the small-scale solar sector”.  

Ending a busy first year with an insight into reduced mobility

In the first 6 months as your MP, I have tried to get across the 200 square miles of our constituency on a regular basis. Every week, and most days during recess, I visit schools, charities, businesses, councils, public services and constituents in their own homes. Unfortunately, my ankle and leg are now in plaster over Christmas so I will have to slow down a little having ruptured my achilles whilst playing football with the Parliamentary team.

Debate on Housing

Housing was a key campaign issue for me and, following my election, a matter which I have pressed the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Government Ministers on. I recently spoke in the Housing debate in the House of Commons.

Huw Merriman holds Post Office Debate

Huw Merriman MP led a Westminster hall debate Post Office service provision. He raised the issue of the lack of service provision in Heathfield.

Taking constituency issues to the heart of Government

Listening to constituents and discussing their problems, ideas and concerns is an important and rewarding part of my job. I meet them at local advice surgeries, at their homes, local pubs and cafes, when they visit Westminster or correspond with them by phone, email or letter

Speaking up for Sussex Police funding

Keeping constituents safe from harm and keeping crime down in the constituency must be one of the top priorities for any MP. Like every public organisation, Sussex Police have been required to make savings in recent years. Last week, I spoke up for our local police in a House of Commons debate on police funding. I did so because our force has to find further savings to its budget and additionally faced a funding reduction from a new Government funding formula. Sussex also has one of the lowest spends per-head on policing in the country.