Huw Merriman

MP, Bexhill and Battle

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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 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 against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. 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

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Huw Merriman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 16 Mar 2018

    I thank the right hon. Lady for outlining the case against the pull factor. I did not want to be shouted at; I wanted to hear arguments. When I was in Zaatari, there were about 100,000 people in that camp; 56% of the camp population is under 18, and there are about 79 births each week. My concern is that, while the figure may be 1,000 at the moment, as soon as we change our laws and that...
  • Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 16 Mar 2018

    The right hon. Lady is kind to give way again. At the moment, families can come through. My concern is that if we change the law, a brave under-18 will say, “I will take that step, and this law will allow me to bring you with.” That is my concern, with such a large population. Perhaps that clarifies where I was coming from.
  • Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 16 Mar 2018

    I, too, went to Zaatari, and what my right hon. Friend says about the concern that people will eventually lose hope is absolutely right. Things are not easy in Jordan, albeit they could be worse. However, having made that trip, does she perhaps share my genuine concern about the pull factor arguments? [Interruption.] This is a genuine concern that I am asking about.

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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 for International Development
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Developing Countries: Overseas Trade
  • *No heading*
  • Voluntary Work: Young People
  • Mental Health Services: Children

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

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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