Johnny Mercer

Labour congratulations for Tory MP Mercer's minister job

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Labour MP Luke Pollard has given a guarded welcome to Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer's appointment as government minister for defence people and veterans.

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The Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP tweeted that he had "lots to get his teeth into" after the government's "very poor" record on the care for veterans.

Charlotte Holloway, Labour's candidate for Mr Mercer's Moor View seat, tweeted that she hoped he could "reconcile his desire for so-called compassionate conservatism with the actions and views of the most extreme right-wing government of modern times".

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Plymouth MP Mercer made a minister in new Tory government

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Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer says he is looking forward to his role as government minster for defence people and veterans.

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Downing Street announced on Sunday night that the former army officer and Plymouth Moorview MP has been made a parliamentary under secretary of state at the Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office.

He tweeted: "I look forward to my role".

Tory MP Johnny Mercer on prosecutions of UK veterans
Tory MP Johnny Mercer says he will not vote with the government because of prosecutions of veterans.
'It's an extortionate amount of money'
Amanda Cunningham says Johnny Mercer MP should apologise for a £85,000 salary for his second job.