Merriman voted in to head Parliamentary Autism group

Huw Merriman, is the new Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism following the recent death of his colleague Dame Cheryl Gillan, who previously led the group and was a long-standing advocate for autistic people and their families. At the group’s annual general meeting held earlier this week, members paid tribute to Dame […]

MP welcomes huge take-up of vaccines locally

More than 60 per cent of Bexhill and Battle’s adults have now had their Covid vaccination with MP, Huw Merriman saying the towns are ‘leading the way’. As of March 14th, 52,194 people in the constituency had been vaccinated – the tenth highest number of people in any parliamentary constituency in the country. Notably, this […]

Merriman backs budget that ‘protects jobs, livelihoods and provides a roadmap for economic recovery’

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed yesterday’s budget which he says not only delivers ‘robust support’ for jobs, businesses and families but also provides a pathway for economic recovery following the unprecedented financial strains of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among a raft of measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak it […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Bexhill and Battle’s Huw Merriman say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Mr Merriman, along with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Sally-Ann Hart who represents Hastings and Rye say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Bexhill councillors street surgery – tomorrow

Bexhill Central Councillors Christine Bayliss and Paul Courtel are holding a street surgery tomorrow (Saturday, September 12th) from 2pm-4pm The Rother District Councillors for Bexhill Central ward, will be staging the event on Western Road, close to Wetherspoons. Ms Bayliss says: “Come and have a chat. We genuinely want to listen.” Mr Paul Courtel adds: “We […]