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Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor View, stated: “I have been clear that Plymouth’s dental provision is in an unacceptable state. Last November, I facilitated free dental appointments for schoolkids at Peninsula Dental School. Progress until now has been frustratingly slow. However, with national and local dental plans launched in the past week, we have...

Youth groups are busy at work in the heart of communities across Plymouth. They break down barriers and unlock opportunities for young people across our city, MP Johnny Mercer writes.   I am thrilled that several groups in Plymouth Moor View have been supported by the third tranche of the Government’s Youth Investment Fund.  ...

There has been a lot of noise lately about Derriford Hospital, MP Johnny Mercer writes. Everyone knows that our hospital has been stretched to its limit in what is a difficult time of year for the NHS. Like many, I was deeply concerned by news that the Emergency Department was in a critical state until Tuesday, 30...

Trevi are an inspiring Plymouth-based charity which help keep mothers and their children together through rehab. Hannah and the team have an incredible success rate, MP Johnny Mercer writes.   84 percent of women successfully detox and 8 in 10 children get to stay with their mothers. They are absolute heroes and a beacon of hope...

Johnny Mercer MP pictured during the visit. The Rt Hon Johnny Mercer MP visited year five pupils at Whitleigh Community Primary School to discuss their concerns around children being able to access a dentist. February 10, 2023. Picture: Matt Gilley/PlymouthLive.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    UK Government Award Plymouth City Council Short Breaks Innovation Funding    The Department for Education has awarded Plymouth City Council Year 3 funding for the Short Breaks Innovation Fund. According to the GOV.UK website, the £30m fund “gives disabled...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    Armada Way Costs Skyrocket £22.8m   On Tuesday, 23rd January, the BBC reported that the Armada Way plans have ballooned from the initial £14m earmarked for the project to £36.8m, almost tripling in cost. Plymouth’s political leaders have raised...

We have some truly amazing schools in Plymouth which I am privileged to both visit and invite to Parliament every week, offering a tour of the Estate and its Education Centre, MP Johnny Mercer writes.   Having three young daughters of my own, I am passionate about getting young people involved in what I do. Doing...

HMNB Devonport, the largest naval base in Western Europe, is the jewel in Plymouth’s crown. Occupying 650 acres, the Dockyard hugs the West of Plymouth with 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths and five basins. Since 1691, it has formed the backdrop to our City’s rich seafaring history. I for one...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    ‘Pants to Period Poverty’ Project Awarded £10,000   Plymouth Soroptimists have secured £10,000 from the National Lottery to provide ‘period pants’ to women who are abuse survivors, care experienced, recovering from addiction, ex-offenders, or struggling with debt and homelessness....

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    Johnny Mercer Responds to NHS Junior Doctors’ Strike    On Wednesday, 4th January, NHS junior doctors began a 6-day strike. The longest of its kind, industrial action taken by the British Medical Association has placed services under immense pressure....

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