Up to 700 jobs could be created in Plymouth following a major global trade deal with Sitel, one of the world leaders in outsourced customer experience innovation, showing Plymouth is ‘open for business’ post Brexit.The multi-million-pound deal, which has taken over a year to secure, will see the international business ...
September 27, 2016B
On Saturday 1st October 2016 at 9am, Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer will be starting off the walkers taking part in the Walk 4 PTSD.The 12.5 mile charity walk, organised by the Royal Engineers Association (Plymouth Branch), is marking the start of Veterans in Action’s Post Traumatic Stress Awareness (PTSD) Month. All ...
September 26, 2016B
This week we have exposed what is fast becoming Britain’s dirty little secret.I sat down with one of the lawyers representing over 200 servicemen and women who have had to turn to the private sector for legal and pastoral support which should have been provided, with ...
September 25, 2016B
It has been one of the busiest weeks in the job.I did my Autumn surgery tour this week, having a series of drop in events in every ward across Plymouth Moor View. It was terrific to see so many of you turn up and give me your thoughts; I am ...
September 24, 2016B
Has there ever been a betrayal of our servicemen and women quite like this?I have only just started chairing my parliamentary select committee inquiry into the post-operational support given to our Armed Forces personnel undergoing the judicial process, and I feel deeply ashamed.Strong ...
September 18, 2016B
The Plymouth youth network are hosting their very first conference this month.They are asking young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to come along and give their views about the career opportunities available for young people in Plymouth.They want to find out what opportunities Plymouth needs to offer its young ...
September 14, 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
Tackling poor mental health in our communities is perhaps the single most important issue for my generation of Members of Parliament.I’m an MP because I believe that Plymouth, and by extension the wider UK society, must be judged on how we look after our most vulnerable. I care deeply about, ...
September 8, 2016B
Mark Lancaster TD MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel Ministry of Defence Whitehall London SW1A 2HBOur Ref: ZA3838 6 September 2016 Dear Mark,It was good to see you yesterday and I hope you enjoyed a ...
September 6, 2016B
As many of us head back to school or work this week after a long summer break, in conjunction with the Plymouth Herald, this is going to be Plymouth’s annual “Talk don’t suffer” campaign week.Mental Health provision in this City has come a long way, but for too many it ...
September 5, 2016B
Dear Mark6 September 2016It was good to see you yesterday and I hope you enjoyed a good proper break over recess.Today, it was made public regarding the Government's intention to sell-off Stonehouse Barracks.As you are very well aware, the military, ...
September 4, 2016B
I note Richard Dannatt’s comments today relating to his personal experience surrounding the use of the drug Lariam by the MoD when he was the Head of the British Army.Ex Service Chiefs have previously been criticised for speaking out only after their service was complete, and they were not subject ...
September 2, 2016B
September Drop-In Surgery TourSince beginning the journey to become your MP back in 2014, working hard for the people of Plymouth has been the driving force in all I do. In particular, making sure I am available to help the residents of my Plymouth Moor View constituency is key. I ...
August 29, 2016B
Standing for parliament took me to the forefront of a political campaign, and along the way I discovered how volunteering can change society. Joining the campaign trail It was during the long wet winter of 2014 that I left the British army to pursue a rather maddening, ambitious, and potentially futile attempt ...
August 25, 2016B
Johnny Mercer MP has welcomed the achievement of local Social Enterprise, Pluss, who has won the Disability and Health Employment Award at the prestigious UK ERSA Employability Awards 2016.The Disability and Health Award recognises an organisation that demonstrates exceptional commitment in supporting jobseekers with disabilities and health conditions to achieve employment.The ...
August 11, 2016B