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jmgrey

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Mar2016

HS2 3rd reading

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­­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 ... Read More
March 24, 2016B

21

Mar2016
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 ... Read More
March 21, 2016B

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Mar2016
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, ... Read More
March 17, 2016B
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07

Mar2016

a note from Johnny…

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 It has been a busy couple of weeks since ... Read More
March 7, 2016B

07

Feb2016

a note from Johnny…

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"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 ... Read More
February 7, 2016B
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30

Jan2016

a note from Johnny…

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"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we deserve, after it was revealed last weekend that the funding for two very important studies into our Rail Link was withdrawn by Network Rail.Although the Government could do little ... Read More
January 30, 2016B

18

Dec2015

My final update for 2015

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This week was the final week in Westminster of 2015. Johnny said:"There was some serious stuff to be done this week, before some fun was had before we broke up for Christmas. One of the highlights was attending the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting on the Armed ... Read More
December 18, 2015B
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21

Oct2015
Dear Plymouth Moor View,Thank you very much for the overwhelming comments this week both before the debate on Tuesday and afterwards. I do try and respond to all - but because so many are about the same subject, on this occasion I will not be able to.I knocked on over ... Read More
October 21, 2015B
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Oct2015
Present: Johnny Mercer MP, Cllr. Mark Deacon & PCC Officer Caroline Fiske (Street Scene team) Constituents raised the issues of parking; overgrown trees; road safety; cuts to youth services, and an increase in vandalism and anti-social behaviour; local planning issues; and graffiti. I have sought clarification from PCSO Carl Snell on the issues of road ... Read More
October 10, 2015B
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Oct2015
It would be fair to say that I am not a regular attendee at Party conferences. Last year I went to my very first one, as a lost and confused candidate in an 'unwinnable seat' that no-one had heard of in the South West. Attending everything in sight, and ... Read More
October 5, 2015admin

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