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Transport Select Committee Evidence Session on Operation Stack

Huw Merriman MP questions Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy, Freight Transport Association, Tim Waggott, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Dover , Peter Cullum, Head of international affairs, Road Haulage Association Paul Carter, Leader, Kent County Council, Assistant Chief Constable Jo Shiner, Kent Police, and David Brewer, Network Delivery and Development Director, Highways England on Operation Stack.  

Huw Merriman MP Questions VW Boss

 Huw Merriman MP questioned Paul Willis, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group UK on their emissions violations 

Huw Praises Local Hospital Staff

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, recently visited two local hospitals to meet the staff following the announcement that East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been placed in special measures. His first visit was to the Eye Unit at Bexhill Hospital and the second to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings last Thursday where he spent the whole afternoon visiting the wards. 

Huw supports Bexhill residents road safety campaign

Huw Merriman, responded to an appeal by local residents and the Denbigh pub owners to help make the A259 Little Common Road a safer road for everyone. The need to improve road safety for pedestrians and motorists is more critical than ever, after two serious traffic accidents blighted the same spot in just one year.

In the House with Huw Merriman - Supporting our NHS staff to deliver the healthcare of the future

Our National Health Service, and its staff, are at the forefront of incredible change and scientific developments. These enormous strides will improve wellbeing and prolong patients' lives. They also create an enormous amount of pressure and demand on our local healthcare clinicians and support staff. It is to these local staff who I am keen to offer my wholehearted support in these challenging times. With our local healthcare trust being put in special measures and our junior doctors facing uncertainty with changes to their terms and conditions, it is vital that we provide a wall of support locally.

Huw urges local young people to Make their Mark

Huw joined 100 Members of Parliament to back the Make Your Mark campaign outside Parliament.‘Make Your Mark’ is an annual ballot of young people living in the UK. The ballot will contain 10 policies voted for by Members of Youth Parliament including poverty, mental health, curriculum, climate change and votes at 16 and have reflected their election pledges in local elections across the UK. The campaign will see Members and Volunteer Campaigners across the country, inviting young people in schools and youth clubs to take this opportunity to have their say to Government and society.

Debate on Assisted Dying

The issue which has dominated my post bag over the summer has been the Assisted Dying Bill, which was debated and voted on in the House of Commons last week. This was a free vote which meant that MPs did not have to follow a party line and could make up their own mind on this emotive, sensitive and moral issue.