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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    I rise at this sombre time to represent my constituents in East Sussex to send our condolences to the royal family for their deep loss of Her late Majesty the Queen. East Sussex is a county that Her Majesty visited many times. She helped to commemorate the 900th year since the Norman invasion, visiting Pevensey bay where William the Conqueror first landed and then going to Battle town, where...
  • Avanti West Coast 7 Sep 2022

    I am grateful to you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker. At the heart of this are the passengers who are losing out yet again, and I absolutely agree with the Minister that we cannot run the rail system in such an antiquated fashion, with train operators not able to fix in advance when their staff will be rostered. I hope there will be some changes on that. The transport Bill and...

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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
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  • Motor Vehicles: Biofuels
  • Railways: Contracts
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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: 5 Sep 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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