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Huw Merriman

Chairman
Transport Select Committee

Huw grew up in Buckinghamshire where he attended local state schools and college. He read law at Durham University.

Huw qualified as a barrister and worked in a criminal practice in London. He then spent 17 years as an in-house banking and finance lawyer. His final position was as a Managing Director leading a team of lawyers unwinding the Lehman Brothers estate in Europe.

Huw spent 5 years as a trustee and volunteer in a youth charity set up following the Brixton riots and a further 5 years as a governor of a secondary school in London.

Huw moved to East Sussex in 2006. From 2007 to 2015 Huw served as the Wealden District Councillor for Rotherfield. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle in May 2015.

Huw was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2017 until August 2018 when he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Ministers in HM Treasury, and from December 2018 – July 2019 he was PPS to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Huw is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the BBC, an officer of the Autism APPG, the vice Chair of the APPG on Knife Crime, Vice-Chair of APPG on Domestic Abuse and the Vice-Chair of the APPG for Fairtrade.

Having served as a member of the Transport Select Committee since 2015, Huw was elected Chair in 2020. The Committee's role is to scrutinise government and industry performance on national transport.