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Dec2016
Johnny Mercer MP visited Plymouth City Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to hardworking staff.Mr Mercer was shown around the offices and introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver ... Read More
December 17, 2016B

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Dec2016
I am pleased that today we have finally seen the launch of the government funded feasibility study into Plymouth airport.This study has looked at all the individual pieces of work done so far and sought to base its findings upon those.However, I am obviously hugely disappointed that it has taken ... Read More
December 16, 2016B
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Dec2016
Today, 15 December, Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, arranged a meeting between local social enterprise, Pluss SW, and Minister for Disabilities, Penny Mordaunt MP.The meeting comes hot on the heels of the launch of the APPG for Disabilities report, Ahead of the arc. The report called for new measures ... Read More
December 15, 2016B
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Dec2016
Johnny Mercer MP spent an afternoon in Whitleigh to join in the local Christmas celebrations.He started the afternoon at Woodlands Special School, attending their fantastic Christmas Show, where children from across the school took part in a variety of performances. Afterwards, he meet with children at Whitleigh Primary School to ... Read More
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Dec2016
Today, Wednesday 14 December, Johnny Mercer MP led the final evidence session into the inquiry he has chaired on MOD personnel subject to judicial processes.Appearing before the committee were Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP, Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL, Chief of Defence Staff and Peter Ryan, ... Read More
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Dec2016
In June this year, after 18 months of campaigning against the proposal to build 65 houses on the green field site known as Allern Lane (north of the Village of Tamerton Foliot), South Hams District Council (SHDC) bowed to public pressure and refused the unwanted application.The main concerns were visual ... Read More
December 14, 2016B
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Dec2016
On Friday 9th December, the Devon Chamber of Commerce hosted an event for their Members to meet and network with the city’s three Members of Parliament.The first event of its kind, a number of business local leaders met with Gary Streeter MP, Johnny Mercer MP and Oliver Colvile MP for drinks ... Read More
December 12, 2016B
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Dec2016
On Friday, Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, was a panellist at the Plymouth Youth Council meeting in the City Council Chamber. He was part of a panel facing questions from up to 120 school children from across Plymouth who were all members of their School Council.School Councillors are elected ... Read More
December 8, 2016B
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Dec2016
Today, Wednesday 7 December, Johnny Mercer MP is launching the APPG for Disabilities report into closing the disability employment gap.The group, drawn from MPs and Peers across the political divide and supported by secretariat, Disability Rights UK, created this report following an inquiry which received written and oral evidence during ... Read More
December 7, 2016B
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Dec2016
Local MP Johnny Mercer today joined a Parliamentary review on the future of mental health service provision. This review follows the delivery, earlier this year, by the independent Mental Health Taskforce of a 'Five Year Forward View' report for Mental Health. The report provided a review of the current state of mental health ... Read More
December 6, 2016B
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Dec2016
Johnny Mercer MP has shown his support for the new Christmas Lights at Crownhill Shops by donating a proportion of his MP’s pay rise towards the cost.   He has joined forces with local Eggbuckland Ward Councillors, ... Read More
December 5, 2016B
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Dec2016
Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has today offered his congratulations to the Dementia Friendly Team in Plymouth for winning Dementia Friendly Community (City) of the Year at the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards ceremony held in London today.Dementia Friendly Plymouth is a collaborative partnership between Plymouth City Council and ... Read More
December 4, 2016B
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Nov2016
On Monday 28 November, Johnny Mercer MP met with Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad, to pile on pressure for the publication of the long awaited study into the viability of the former Plymouth airport.On being elected to Parliament in May 2015, Johnny made one of this first meetings with the then Aviation ... Read More
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Nov2016
Plymouth has been awarded £80,000 to improve the health and wellbeing of service veterans in the city over the next two years.The funding comes from proceeds from the LIBOR fines which were announced by the Government in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23 November ... Read More
November 29, 2016B
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Nov2016
Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has written to Plymouth City Council calling on them to expedite a review into Disabled Parking Bay allocation, making it easier for Carers to park with those they are caring for.On National Carers Rights Day (Friday 25th November), Johnny highlighted the difficulty some constituents can ... Read More
November 28, 2016B

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