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

  • International Travel 20 Sep 2021

    I welcome the milestones announced by the Secretary of State for Transport. I recognise his hard work as well as that of the aviation Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Robert Courts) and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in unlocking us further. I know you, Mr Deputy Speaker, will be as excited as me about the ability to visit the United States, for loved ones...
  • Covid-19 Update 14 Sep 2021

    I know that the international travel sector will welcome the framework. Given that it will come out on 1 October, will that give colleagues, and indeed Select Committees, the opportunity to feed in their ideas on behalf of their constituents? Will the Secretary of State entertain the idea of moving to lateral flow tests, which are cheaper, with only the small proportion of positive cases...
  • Afghanistan Policy 13 Sep 2021

    My local authorities, Wealden District Council and Rother District Council, are taking part in welcoming our Afghan friends. The Minister references the three-year funding settlement. What assessment has she made of whether that will fully cover the cost of resettlement? Will she urge all local authorities to think of the contribution that these brave individuals will make not just to their...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • *No heading*
  • Motor Vehicles: Biofuels
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • A158 and A55: Cameras
  • M1

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: 6 Sep 2021.

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: Guest at the Brits, with associated hospitality, value £850

Date received: 11 May 2021

Date accepted: 11 May 2021

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 16 June 2021)
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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