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 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

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People 7 Oct 2019

    What recent steps the Government have taken to help young people into employment.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People 7 Oct 2019

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. Speaking of young people, they will welcome the decision to grant the living wage to people aged 21 to 25 at £10.50 an hour, but are the Government satisfied that there will not be any impact on young people and their job opportunities as a result of their being paid the same rate as those who have more experience in the workplace?
  • Domestic Abuse Bill 2 Oct 2019

    One of my frustrations with being in this place is that I am often harangued by constituents who tell me how appallingly behaved the House is, but when I give them examples of the House at its best, they have rarely seen them; they tend to watch only when the House is full and in a rather febrile mood. I very much hope my constituents have watched what has unfolded this afternoon. It is...

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

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 103 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Huw Merriman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions 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 91.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 257 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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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