Huw Merriman

Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle


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10th June 2020 onwards

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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Huw Merriman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Huw Merriman’s full vote analysis page for more.

Huw Merriman has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Finance 25 Nov 2022

    The Department’s Spending Review settlement and Main Estimate for net spend (subsidy) on rail passenger services in 2022/23 is around £2.7 billion.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Avanti West Coast 25 Nov 2022

    Avanti West Coast has started to increase its service levels, targeting additional trains every day where they are most needed and train crew resources allow, but the current service remains insufficient. The issues experienced on Avanti West Coast are exactly why we need to modernise the railways, to ensure passengers get a reliable timetable no matter when they travel and are not relying on...
  • Transport: HS2: Compensation 24 Nov 2022

    Compensation is available to property owners affected by HS2, in accordance with the compensation code. We aim to be fair, while protecting the public purse.

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Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

We don't know whether Huw Merriman campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Great British Railways
  • Motor Vehicles: Biofuels
  • Railways: Contracts
  • *No heading*
  • Sheltered Housing: VAT

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (since 27 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 28 Oct 2022)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 28 Oct 2022)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 28 Oct 2022)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 29 Jan 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Football Association Premier League Ltd
Address of donor: Brunel Building, 57 North Wharf Road, London W2 1HQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket, with associated hospitality, for Arsenal vs Leeds Utd at the Emirates Stadium, total approx. value £500

Date received: 8 May 2022

Date accepted: 8 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 12 May 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Agricultural land in East Sussex: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)

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