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Huw William Merriman (born 13 July 1973) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bexhill and Battle since the 2015 general election.[1]

Huw Merriman

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Parliamentary Private Secretary
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Assumed office
16 November 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
ChancellorPhilip Hammond
Preceded byKwasi Kwarteng
Member of Parliament
for Bexhill and Battle
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byGregory Barker
Majority22,165 (37.3%)
Personal details
Born (1973-07-13) 13 July 1973 (age 45)
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity College, Durham
City Law School
WebsiteOfficial website

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Early lifeEdit

Huw Merriman was born in Buckingham and attended Buckingham County Secondary Modern School, Aylesbury College of Further Education and Durham University where he read law. He was President of the Durham University branch of the Young Conservatives in 1994.[2] He then qualified as a barrister.

PoliticsEdit

In 2006 Merriman was elected to Wealden District Council for the Rotherfield ward. In 2010 Merriman fought North East Derbyshire, but was beaten into second place by the Labour incumbent Natascha Engel.

Merriman was elected in 2015. He supported continued membership of the European Union in the 2016 referendum,[3] though chose not to reveal this until after the referendum had taken place, hosting a number of Brexit debates within his constituency of Bexhill and Battle.[citation needed]

Merriman is a member of the Transport Committee in Parliament, as of 2018.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC. "Bexhill & Battle Parliamentary constituency - results". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "DUCA - Durham University Conservative Association". DUCA. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Voting Record — Huw Merriman MP, Bexhill and Battle (25426) — The Public Whip". www.publicwhip.org.uk. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gregory Barker
Member of Parliament
for Bexhill and Battle

2015–present
Incumbent