Huw Merriman

MP, Bexhill and Battle

Bexhill and Battle Conservative

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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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: A&E Waiting Times 21 Mar 2017

    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?
  • Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 20 Mar 2017

    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...
  • Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 20 Mar 2017

    I absolutely agree with the hon. Gentleman on curfews. The analysis seems to show that telematics companies that put curfew penalties in place were causing more dangerous driving, because young people were trying to get back in time. I applaud the move to give people hours on top—almost pay-as-you-go—as a reward for good driving, rather than curfews or things like that.

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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

  • 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)

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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: 6 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
Agricultural land in East Sussex: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)

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