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Nov2016
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.
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Nov2016
Medical professionals in Plymouth have joined forces with local politicians and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, to raise awareness of the health services available for veterans in the city.A month long campaign to get veterans to identify themselves with their local GP practices was launched at the Plympton Health Centre ... Read More
November 10, 2016B
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Nov2016
Together, with Gary Streeter MP, we wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to try and secure funding from Growth Deal 3 for Plymouth rail station.You can read the letter here. This letter follows another written by the Plymouth MPs in October, before the Secretary of ... Read More
November 9, 2016B
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Nov2016
While I am sad to see that my former home and that of many others is set to be released by the MOD, I am pleased to see that the MOD is intending to keep the personnel based at the Citadel, as with Stonehouse Barracks, within the Plymouth area.I wrote ... Read More
November 7, 2016B
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Nov2016
Local MP encourages people of Plymouth to vote for Aviva Community Fund Projects Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has used his Aviva Community Fund Votes to support local projects in his constituency. He is encouraging people across Plymouth to do the same.Local projects in the city like those bidding for ... Read More
November 7, 2016B
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Nov2016
"The ruling on 3 November calling for parliamentary scrutiny over triggering Article 50 does nothing in my view to change the result of the EU referendum on June 23."The country voted to renounce membership of the EU and should this come to a parliamentary vote, which is still ... Read More
November 4, 2016B
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Oct2016
Johnny Mercer (Plymouth, Moor View) (Con)Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker, for granting me this debate. I know that this is a persistent cause of mine, and sometimes I feel that I should apologise to the Minister ... Read More
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Oct2016
Today, the South West business community, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local leaders, Members of Parliament and academic institutions will come together at the University of Exeter for the South West Growth Summit hosted by Pennon.Following over £30m of Government funding through Enterprise Zones, the focus will be on how the South ... Read More
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Oct2016
Early intervention in mental health treatment works. It works before a patient gets too poorly; it works because early intervention practices are cheaper and therefore more accessible; and it works because it happens when a person has insight into their condition and can implement therapies and coping mechanisms more effectively.So ... Read More
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Oct2016
Adopt for Plymouth
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This week is National Adoption Week: 17th – 23rd October 2016.Across the UK, statistics show that there are almost 60,000 looked after children in local authority care. Around 5000 are adopted every year. Moves have been made in recent years to speed up the adoption process, whilst ensuring the selection process for ... Read More
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Oct2016
Today, Wednedsay 11 October, Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, called on Health Ministers in the House of Commons departmental question time to address the chronic underfunding of health services in Plymouth.Referring to the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG, Mr Mercer and the Minister both hailed the innovative steps taken ... Read More
October 11, 2016B
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Oct2016
a note from Johnny…
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not Westminster's voice in Plymouth but Plymouth's voice in Westminster Good eveningWith a special acknowledgement that it is a Friday evening and another well deserved weekend is forthcoming, I will keep this update short.This week, we have seen some real progress on some work I have been doing on military personnel facing ... Read More
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Oct2016
Today I visited the Nelson Project in Millbay. It’s a housing development of 24 one bedroom apartments on the site of the former George Place Day Centre. My interest in the project stems from the fact that half of the apartments are being developed for veterans in a unique self-build ... Read More
October 7, 2016B
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Oct2016
Johnny Mercer MP welcomed delegates to the city’s second ‘brain drain’ conference this year to tackle issues surrounding the reasons why so many skilled young people and graduates leave Plymouth each year to find workThe conference delved further into the issues surrounding the problem of young talent leaving the city ... Read More
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Sep2016
A number of constituents have been in touch about an issue to do with an 11 Plus sitting and I wanted to respond here in case there were any other concerned constituents who had not yet been in touch.My office have made contact with Plymouth City Council regarding the allegations ... Read More
September 27, 2016B

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