Bexhill and Battle MP grateful for support

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman
Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman

The MP for Bexhill and Battle has issued a statement after all allegations against him were withdrawn without reservation at an employment tribunal today.

Huw Merriman went on to thank family, friends, colleagues, the local Conservative association and constituents for their support.

The full statement is below:

“Prior to being elected in May, 2015, as the Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, I was employed as a lawyer and managing director by the joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration).

“During the seven years I worked for the joint administrators, I recruited, and managed, a team of lawyers to assist with the unwinding of this complex insolvency.

“With the unwind exercise moving to its final stages, a number of lawyers were made redundant.

“One of these lawyers subsequently contested a redundancy decision and filed a claim which was heard by the East London employment tribunal from February 2.

“During the early stages of the tribunal the claimant made personal accusations against me and some of my former colleagues.

“These were untrue and contested.

“Today, following an application to dismiss a large part of the case by our legal team, I was pleased to learn that the claimant has decided to fully withdraw her case and all the allegations without reservation.

“No money has been paid to the claimant.

“Although this case has required me to attend the tribunal on occasions over the past week, my priority has always been my current role as the MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency.

“I look forward to getting on with focusing my time and energy on serving my constituents.

“I am grateful to family, friends, colleagues and my local conservative association for their support during this case.

“I was also heartened by the number of messages of support I received from constituents.”

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