Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, succeeds in bid for extra funding at Derriford Hospital. It has been announced that, following promises for increased funding made last month by Johnny Mercer, Derriford Hospital's bid has been successful, with ...
December 7, 2018Cara Dyer
I had a stadia view from the gallery as I watched the wounds of my divided party painfully rupture on Wednesday afternoon during the Prime Minister’s statement on the EU deal. I found it painful to watch. Equally painful was the unbridled sycophancy of too many colleagues ever since – ...
November 18, 2018Cara Dyer
Entering the Universal Credit debate last week proved another bruising but learning experience for me. I made it clear-as long as six months ago, that whilst a raising income tax threshold policy was of course to be welcomed, actually whilst over three quarters of people who benefit from ...
October 15, 2018Cara Dyer
As we approach the end of a very difficult week, my thoughts are firmly with the young people, staff and parents of Plymouth Studio School. As people will know, I have invested personally in maintaining and helping this school. I am ...
April 26, 2018Cara Dyer
Last week, while in Munich, I met Sergey Lavrov, Russia's minister of foreign affairs. When I introduced myself to him as a British MP, he turned his heel. Cowards like him, Putin and Al-Assad respect one thing alone – strength and leadership. But Britain lost that in 2013 after ...
February 23, 2018B
“It is disappointing to see that Devon and Cornwall Police have been rated as ‘inadequate’ with reference to crime recording however, I am reassured by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s comments on work already undertaken to rectify this matter as well as the Chief Constable’s assessment that progress ...
February 9, 2017B
Yesterday, I wrote to Mark Lancaster, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel, regarding the planned closure of the Royal Citadel and the planned move for 29 Commando within the wider Plymouth area.You can see the letter here.
November 11, 2016B
It's been an interesting return to work in the Palace of Westminster after a long and much-needed summer break in the Constituency. I used the time wisely - catching up on Constituency matters, seeing some faces I haven't been able to see for a while in Plymouth, and then grabbing ...
September 11, 2016B
There was a commotion by the back gate. I grabbed my rifle and headed over. The week beforehand I was shooting in through the hinges at insurgents trying to over-run the base that was now my home for another hot summer in the Afghan desert. The gate was ...
February 16, 2016B
This week was dominated by the Tax Credit debate - Johnny urged the Chancellor, in public and in private, to do something to help mitigate the worst effects on our most vulnerable.. Johnny said: "It has been a demanding week in London with some long hours in the office and some ...
October 22, 2015B