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Today, 24th November, newly appointed Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, announced changes to the Type-23 base-porting arrangements that will see all eight Type-23 Anti-Submarine Frigates now based at Devonport. The announcement comes as the Defence Secretary is on a visit to Plymouth, specifically HMNB Devonport, where he is expected to be ... Read More
November 24, 2017B
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I am aware that there is high feeling and concern over New Clause 30 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and I wanted to set out my position. As part of our domestic law [Animal Welfare Act 2006] if an animal is capable of experiencing pain and suffering, it is by definition ... Read More
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Nov2017
This morning, Tuesday 14th November, Johnny Mercer MP led the Defence Committee’s special inquiry session into the National Security Capabilities Review that is presently underway. In a session where General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE (Rtd), Former Commander, Joint Forces Command, declared that the government were not having ‘a proper strategic ... Read More
November 20, 2017B
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Nov2017
In keeping with our commitment to seeing a successful and sovereign Brexit, the Government has announced that it will bring forward a new bill to implement Brexit, to be called the Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill. This is an important step in our negotiations with the EU and a strong display ... Read More
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Oct2017
MP for Plymouth Moor View, Johnny Mercer, yesterday led an intensive questioning of the Secretary of State for Defence in public, over the future of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark at the House of Commons Defence Select Committee inquiry session into the Department’s work for 2017. Following speculation that the Royal ... Read More
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Oct2017
Highways England announced the preferred route for the dualling of a 30 mile section of the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester. The move for the £179 million scheme follows the recent announcement of the preferred route for the £1.6 billion upgrade of the A303 further up the road near Stonehenge. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improved-journeys-to-south-west-a-step-closer-as-a303-preferred-route-announced As ... Read More
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Oct2017
This week it has been announced that Plymouth City Council had been awarded £8.313m from the National Productivity Investment Fund. The money awarded to Plymouth City Council will be used for the Forder Valley Interchange, Morlaix Drive Access Improvement and Bus Priority Scheme. The fund, targeted at easing congestion and providing upgrades ... Read More
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Oct2017
Today, Friday 20th October, Johnny Mercer MP welcomed the announcement of new measures to be put into place following months of lobbying work from Conservative MPs. Placing GPs and family medicine at the very heart of the NHS, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has moved forward plans that are ... Read More
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Oct2017
A young boy who wrote to his local MP to ask people to clear up their litter and dog poo, was given the opportunity to have a ride in a road sweeper. William Howard, age six, wrote to Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as he was fed up with people ... Read More
October 20, 2017B
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Oct2017
Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View, Johnny Mercer, led a testy meeting with the Defence Secretary this evening alongside fellow Plymouth MPs Gary Streeter and Sheryll Murray. The three MPs, in no uncertain terms, made clear to Michael Fallon as to the effects of these proposals on the local ... Read More
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Oct2017
Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has welcomed the announcement by Plymouth Citybus that they are re-routing one of their services via Powisland Drive in Derriford.   The move comes as the result of ... Read More
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Mr Mercer joined 12 homeless veterans who have helped build the homes they now live in as they celebrated at a housewarming party on Friday 6 October. The Nelson Project self-build scheme has not only provided a home, it has played a pivotal role in rebuilding lives. The veterans ... Read More
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Oct2017
On Monday 9th October, Gary Streeter MP and I wrote to the Secretary of State for Defence regarding the amphibious fleet, particularly about the proposals leaked last week on HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark and the subsequent impact upon the Royal Marines and Plymouth. The text of the letter is below, but ... Read More
October 10, 2017B
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Confession time. I didn’t go to conference. It’s not that I’m too busy, or I’m too tight to afford the entrance fee. I’m sorry for the journalist’s calls that I did not return, the fringe events I did not speak at. In any event, I probably did you a favour. The ... Read More
October 6, 2017B
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Oct2017
Earlier this year, Prince Harry came forward to say that he had sought counselling to come to terms with the death of his mother. It was quite a stark realisation for many people that someone so young and so privileged could be affected by mental health issues. To me, it was ... Read More
October 5, 2017B

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