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Apr2018
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 ... Read More
April 26, 2018Cara Dyer
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Apr2018
Government agrees with campaigners’ demands to grant people in mental health crisis vital new protections from escalating debts Following a high profile campaign by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the Government has announced that their new ‘breathing space’ debt respite scheme will be extended to cover people receiving ... Read More
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Apr2018
I have recent been made aware of the decision in principle that Plymouth Studio School is closed.  This was following a period of significant difficulty, during which all efforts to support the school were made.  I must first and foremost stress that I am committed to ensuring that there is no interruption ... Read More
April 24, 2018Cara Dyer

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Apr2018
Following recent job-losses at RNB Devonport today, Monday 16th April, Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer, has launched a high-profile national campaign demanding of the UK Government all of the new Type 26 Global Combat Ships be base ported at HMNB Devonport.The campaign will include debates in the Houses of ... Read More
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Mar2018
Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust have been awarded an indicative funding amount of just over £26m to allow them to develop new facilities for undertaking Interventional Radiology, (IR) procedures, especially Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) in order to meet the EVAR guidance and recommendations from the National Clinical Director and the NHS ... Read More
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Mar2018
A cross party group of 98 MPs including 21 select committee chairs and 30 former ministers from both sides of the Commons, has written to the Prime Minister calling on her to set up a Parliamentary Commission on Health and Social Care.The Commission, in effect a special select committee of ... Read More
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Mar2018
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, today announced that Plymouth will receive up to a dozen new GPs through an international recruitment programme.Speaking on a visit to the city today, he said that doctors should be in post by the end of the year after Plymouth was prioritised in ... Read More
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Mar2018
Weekly update
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A note from Johnny...  Plymouth's Voice in Westminster A week dominated by Russia's appalling attack in Salisbury; a Spring Statement from the Chancellor, Primary care in Plymouth and the real story about free school meals... (clue - more children will be getting them)Johnny speaks for many in condemning Jeremy Corbyn's ... Read More
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Mar2018
Many Plymothians will have seen the latest story in the ongoing story around GP provision at a number of sites within Plymouth.As the recent Plymouth Herald story states, GP contracts have been extended with Access Health Care to March 2019 to ensure that there is continuity of care for local ... Read More
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Mar2018
Free school meals
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Labour Party politicians have recently claimed that the government was looking to take away free school meals from school pupils. It was rapidly debunked in a Channel 4 Fact Check investigation which you can read here.Despite this, Labour politicians continued to push this narrative leading into the vote earlier ... Read More
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Mar2018
I spent the weekend before last in Germany as part of the Munich Young Leaders programme, as the only UK representative. While I would not want to play down our own domestic policy challenges, hearing the Ukrainian member of parliament from Donbass did provide some perspective. Global leaders gathered, and ... Read More
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Mar2018
Johnny Mercer MP:My right hon. Friend will know from our many previous conversations that the people of Plymouth have waited too long to see improvements on their rail link, so I am grateful for his Department’s response yesterday, but when can they expect to see something delivered—some work completed—on Dawlish, ... Read More
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Feb2018
This Iraq inquiry farce is a disgrace to the country  The charade of historical allegations against our servicemen and women is continuing unabated with Iraq Fatality Investigations, a government-funded inquiry.The pursuit of service personnel through the courts is a stain on our national character. It is the mark of a political ... Read More
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Feb2018
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 ... Read More
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Feb2018
“This is an important step forward for Barne Barton in getting some local pharmacy provision into the area.“I know that Pat Patel has very much been the driving force on this project and I have tried to support him as best I can in both my dealings with NHSE and ... Read More
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