Huw Merriman

Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle

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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:

  • Huw Merriman 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 voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Huw Merriman voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    I welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box. He has always spoken sensitively about this subject and has great experience. He will be aware that the BBC received a generous settlement of about £200 million, whereas the concession for pension credits will cost £250 million, and to keep things as they are would cost £750 million, so we are well aware that the BBC was not fully funded....
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Covid-19: High Streets 20 Jul 2020

    What steps he is taking to support the safe reopening of high streets as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Covid-19: High Streets 20 Jul 2020

    The Secretary of State and his Housing Minister are welcome to come for a bit of al fresco dining in Bexhill and Battle whenever they are around. I give credit to both of them for the way in which they have helped to reform the planning system so that high streets can reopen. Will they take further steps, if required, particularly in respect of temporary structures, where help with permitted...

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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

  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • *No heading*
  • Developing Countries: Overseas Trade
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Voluntary Work: Young People
  • Mental Health Services: Children

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Transport Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Transport Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 29 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (21 Nov 2016 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: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mark Beaumont
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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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