Yesterday in Parliament we had a vote on HS2.During the election campaign I stated that if I was elected I would not vote for any Government Infrastructure project such as HS2, unless and until Plymouth’s rail and air link had a financed and clear plan for delivery.I am acutely aware ...
March 24, 2016B
I will begin by saying how important it is to stress the understanding of parliamentarians that junior doctors already work incredibly hard across a 7-day period. I think it is hugely unfortunate that this has become phrased in such a way to suggest otherwise as this is such a long ...
March 21, 2016B
In April 2017, changes will be introduced for new claimants, but not currents ones, in the Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG). These changes will mean that new claimants from April 2017 will be placed on the same rate as those claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA). Quite importantly, ...
March 17, 2016B
In May last year, I was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View. I was a little over a year out of the army, based in the Citadel on the Hoe, and had spent the previous 14 months on the campaign trail across the north of Plymouth ...
March 14, 2016B
There are many reasons that one chooses to put oneself forward to be a Member of Parliament. Seldom is anything as it first appears, and this job would align with that.But as I returned from my third combat tour of Afghanistan in four years at the end of 2010, it ...
March 10, 2016B
"This week started with a lunch meeting with Chancellor George Osborne on Monday with my other MP's from the South West, to talk about the Railway.It was fantastic to see the collegiate approach and togetherness from all of the MP's present, to force home the message of how important the ...
February 7, 2016B
Today, Friday 5 February, Johnny Mercer MP secured a commitment from Chair of the Defence Select Committee, Dr Julian Lewis MP, to hold an inquiry into the actions of the ongoing Iraq Historic Allegation Team investigation.The inquiry will be spearheaded by the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View in ...
February 5, 2016B
"This week we faced the challenge once again of ensuring that our part of the United Kingdom receives the investment we deserve, after it was revealed last weekend that the funding for two very important studies into our Rail Link was withdrawn by Network Rail.Although the Government could do little ...
January 30, 2016B