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Nov2016
Johnny Mercer MP was pleased to welcome Culture and Digital Minister, Matt Hancock MP, to Plymouth as he met with Real Ideas Organisations following the £1million Government funding they received this week.Johnny Mercer MP said:"I was pleased to welcome the Minister to the development site at Devonport Market Hall and ... Read More
November 27, 2016B
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Nov2016
Today, Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has welcomed news of the Aldi supermarket to be built in Southway.The supermarket, which will be located on the site of the derelict paper factory in Southway, will enhance existing local amenities and increase the numbers of shoppers coming to the area. Aldi ... Read More
November 26, 2016B
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Nov2016
It’s been one of the most important weeks in Westminster as far as Plymouth is concerned, for quite some time.The week started with a deluge of rain, resulting in severe consequences for our rail-link, cutting us off again for 48 hours after flooding at Cowley Bridge. This had in some ... Read More
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Nov2016
Johnny Mercer Chair, Defence Sub-Committee I thank the Secretary of State for speaking to the House about this matter because it is not good enough for the south-west to be cut off again, or to be the poor relation of the national rail network. ... Read More
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Nov2016
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you very much Mr. Chairman for calling me to speak in this debate. I think it is of supreme importance at the moment, and I will come on to why I think that is. I am going to use Plymouth as an example for the wider south ... Read More
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Nov2016
You can see a PDF copy of the letter signed by many of the regions MPs here. Dear Sajid,We are writing to you as MPs in the Heart of the South West LEP area to express our alarm over the provisional Growth Deal award communicated to the LEP and to ... Read More
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Nov2016
Here is the text of my letter to the Prime Minister . You can see a PDF copy of the letter here. Dear Prime Minister,We write to request that reconsideration be given to existing plans to cut funding to work allowances for those on Universal Credit (UC). On the steps ... Read More
November 21, 2016B

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Nov2016
Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, last night attended the Western Morning News Business Awards 2016 at The Holiday Inn in Plymouth.The annual Awards evening celebrates businesses across the region, including a number from his constituency.The Wrigley Company, whose UK Head Office is based in Estover, won the Green Achievement ... Read More
November 18, 2016B
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Nov2016
On 4th November, the Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) was published setting out plans to improve health and care services across Plymouth and Devon.Speaking about this latest draft plan to reshape healthcare in Plymouth, Torbay and across Devon by 2021, Johnny Mercer MP said:‘I welcome this draft plan ... Read More
November 17, 2016B
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Nov2016
Jeremy Hunt hints at willingness to scrap controversial debt and mental health doctor’s note charge.Today Martin Lewis, Chair of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, was joined by cross-party MPs to deliver a letter from 2,000 people calling on Jeremy Hunt to stop the controversial charge for essential mental ... Read More
November 16, 2016B
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Nov2016
Boss of investigation labelled a ‘national disgrace’ hauled in front of parliamentary committee chaired by local MP where he concedes MOD are ‘rarely’ kept in the loop Today, Tuesday 15 November, Mark Warwick, the Director of the disgraced investigation known as the Iraq Historical Allegations Team, otherwise known as IHAT, was ... Read More
November 15, 2016B
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Nov2016
Tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 15 November, the Director of the Iraq Historical Allegations Team (IHAT), Mark Warwick, is due to be hauled before the Defence subcommittee looking into support for former and serving personnel subject to judicial processes.Since the announcing the inquiry late in 2015, Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor ... Read More
November 14, 2016B
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Nov2016
When I was asked to write this piece I thought long and hard about it. It is very difficult to exactly pin down what a modern man is. Gone are the stereotype divides betwixt the sexes; or at least we are getting that way I hope.... Read More
November 14, 2016B
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Nov2016
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Good eveningIt has been another remarkable few weeks in Politics, perhaps culminating in the election of Donald Trump as President elect of the United States in the early hours of Wednsday morning.I will not be joining the chorus of those protesting from this side of the Atlantic. Mr Trump tapped ... Read More
November 12, 2016B
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Nov2016
Johnny Mercer MP is delighted that Aldi have taken heed of pressure to change the proposed store entrance in their planning application for a new supermarket in Southway.Following calls by Cllr Mark Deacon in liaison with Johnny Mercer MP’s office, and local residents, the entrance on the proposed plans for ... Read More
November 11, 2016B

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