Work Experience in Parliament

I was delighted to host Amy Horscroft, a student from the Bexhill and Battle constituency, for a fortnight’s work experience in the House of Commons. Having undertaken work experience myself, as a 15 year old, I am a huge believer in the opportunities which this form of experience can bring. Amy has given her thoughts of her time in Parliament and politics in general. We wish Amy the very best with her degree and look forward to keeping in contact.

Women and Equalities Questions

Huw Merriman asks the Minister what the government is doing to “to help older female carers balance the demands of work with caring for older relatives”

Attorney General Questions

Huw Merriman asks the Attorney General about the effectiveness of the law surrounding firearm usage by police. 

Political Priorities for 2016

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and as the magazines fill with predictions for 2016, I too have pondered the next 12 months and the political matters which I suspect will keep me busy on your behalf.

Debate: Pension Equalisation

Huw Merriman spoke in the Back Bench Business Debate on a motion relating to the effect of the equalisation of the state pension age on women.

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.