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Jun2016
I’m delighted that today a planning application for 65 houses on the edge of Tamerton Foliot has been refused.Whilst there is clearly a need for additional housing in Plymouth, this development was on an inappropriate site, just outside the Plymouth border, and would have a very real impact on Plymouth ... Read More
June 10, 2016B
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Jun2016
It’s Thursday night and I’ve just put the girls to bed. We’re living rough for a few days; it’shalf term so I can’t let them enjoy it too much. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I’m putting them through an EU referendum debate on Sky.The PM is on; my seven-year-old remembers ... Read More
June 6, 2016B

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May2016
For the last few weeks I have been running a poll that has been aimed at improving engagement in politics; hopefully you will have seen it…The question posed is the same as the one on the fast approaching date of June 23rd – whether or not the UK should remain ... Read More
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May2016

a note from Johnny…

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May has been a busy month..and is summer finally here?!The month of May started with the local elections. Whilst being successful, they were not as successful as I had hoped, with three seats being retained by their current Councillor by less than a hundred votes. ... Read More
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May2016

Social media

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Another month and another office expense... this time for Social Media.The fact is that I am not one that enjoys spending all of his time on Facebook and Twitter, yet accepts that it is an important part of being a Member of Parliament in 2016. There is ... Read More
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Apr2016
Johnny Mercer MP will be hosting a ‘brain drain’ conference later this year to tackle issues surrounding the reasons why so many skilled young people and graduates leave Plymouth each year to find workToday, Friday 22 April, Johnny Mercer MP announced Plymouth’s first ‘brain drain conference’ targeted at retaining talented ... Read More
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Apr2016

A note from Johnny…

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The easter break now seems a distant memory. We spent a great deal of time out on the doors campaigning in Plymouth for some crucial local elections on May 5th. We have some brilliant candidates standing - new, fresh to politics, young and exciting. ... Read More
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Apr2016
I was made aware early yesterday, 14th April, about delays for commuters from Plymouth due to a broken down rail replacement train between Liskeard and Saltash.My office raised this directly with Great Western Railway, Cross Country Trains and Network Rail, pressing them on details as to why initial assessments circulated ... Read More
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Apr2016
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Apr2016

A letter on Academies

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I have been approached by several constituents regarding changes to our schooling system announced in the most recent budget, predominantly regarding the move for all secondary schools to achieve academy status, and want to set out my view on this. My understanding is that State funded City Technology Colleges ... Read More
April 6, 2016B

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