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 consistently 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 consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Huw Merriman consistently 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: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day 11 Sep 2017

    It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies). I believe that this is the first speech I have made on Britain leaving the European Union. The reason for my remaining unusually silent in this place is that back when the referendum was announced, I took a decision to not go to my constituents and tell them which way they should vote, but to try to remain...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day 11 Sep 2017

    The hon. Gentleman will have heard me when I said that I believe we should leave the single market. I can pinpoint the particular reason. If we are going to follow the instructions our constituents gave us, at least let us be bold, ambitious and look outside the club of 27 member states who, frankly, have not allowed some of the poorest countries to trade with that block. We should now set...
  • Free Childcare Entitlement 6 Sep 2017

    May I welcome a policy that will assist another 400,000 families and increase the amount of money we are spending to £6 billion? Will the Minister review the position in East Sussex? As a county with a low average wage, we are not receiving as much as Brighton and Hove, which is right on our borders. As a result, there is a concern that staff in the industry will migrate to Brighton....

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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 of Health
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 58 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 — 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 109 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Save the Children Fund
Address of donor: 1 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4AR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights £516; hotels £248; visa £43; meals £89; total value £938

Destination of visit: Jordan

Date of visit: 20-23 September 2016

Purpose of visit: To assess the situation facing Syrian refugees, including visiting the Za'atari refugee camp and host communities in Amman, see the impact of UK aid, learn about Save the Children's work and meet with UK Embassy and DfID.

(Registered 30 September 2016)
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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