Mervyn was elected to East Hants District Council to represent Whitehill Hogmoor on 7th May 2015. At that time he said, "I have lived and worked in Hampshire for more than 35 years. I am a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience of project managing major multi-million pound construction projects, including shipbuilding, the oil industry, the Millennium Dome, Canary Wharf and Schipol airport. The Whitehill Bordon Green Town development is the single most important development which will affect the lives of local people for many years to come. The District Council has the key role in the overall management of this ambitious project. My in-depth project experience can make a serious and valuable contribution to this massively important once in a lifetime development."