Huw Merriman’s voting in Parliament
Huw Merriman is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Huw Merriman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Huw Merriman consistently voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
Huw Merriman consistently voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
Huw Merriman consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Huw Merriman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
The compensation paid by Network Rail to train operators for delays far exceeds the amounts that the passengers who experience the delays are claiming because the ticket refund process can be cumbersome. Will the Prime Minister insist that train operators ring fence that money, and spend it on automated smart ticketing so that customers can tap on and tap off their train, and receive money in...
The cost of presenting with a minor ailment at a pharmacy is only 10% of the cost of presenting at A&E. What more can be done to help persuade those who present themselves to A&E that the pharmacy sector could be a better use of their time?
I am grateful to the Minister for clarifying that point. Does he agree that more could perhaps be done to incentivise the payment of compensation awards annually rather than as lump sums, so that the risk of return would effectively remain with the insurer, which would then pay out? My understanding is that the legal profession is keener on lump sums; I believe it is said that lump sums mean...
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Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
We don't know whether Huw Merriman campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Department of Health
- Voluntary Work: Young People
- Mental Health Services: Children
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 21 Nov 2016)
- Member, Transport Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Huw Merriman’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 87.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 92 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Save the Children Fund
Address of donor: 1 St John
's Lane, London EC1M 4AR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights £516; hotels £248; visa £43; meals £89; total value £938
Destination of visit: Jordan
Date of visit: 20-23 September 2016
Purpose of visit: To assess the situation facing Syrian refugees, including visiting the Za'atari refugee camp and host communities in Amman, see the impact of UK aid, learn about Save the Children's work and meet with UK Embassy and DfID.
(Registered 30 September 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
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