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Just weeks after being elected in 2015, I stood up in Parliament and declared that the “resilient yet ever-evolving Janner character has seen us become a haven for marine science in the south-west”. Eight years on, that virtue has never been truer.    Plymouth’s marine science leadership is the latest chapter in our City’s rich...

While it is easy to be distracted by the constant churn in politics, I have been laser-focused in 2023 on long-term delivery for Plymouth, MP Johnny Mercer writes. I am determined that Plymouth achieves its extraordinary potential we all know our City has had for some time now; that it truly becomes the best place to live, work...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    Johnny Mercer Joins Road Safety Campaigns Across Plymouth    Johnny Mercer, the MP for Plymouth Moor View, has joined the road safety campaigns held by Youth Parliaments across Plymouth this month. This includes visits to Marine Academy Primary and...

There has been a lot of noise over discharges of raw sewage into our rivers and sea. It is a subject which particularly resonates with residents in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. Reports that Plymouth Sound is unsafe for swimming have angered many. It feels like every downpour in Plymouth is met with a pollution alert....

The Autumn Statement provides a series of measures designed to provide relief for families across Plymouth during this period of rising prices. These measures, when combined with the halving of inflation that we saw achieved on 15th November, means that finally it feels like we are turning the corner on the economy after a very...

Devolution offers an exceptional opportunity for Plymouth and its neighbours to unlock additional funding, join up our efforts and take control of local issues which matter to our region. Positive discussions had taken place for Devon, Torbay and Plymouth councils to submit a joint Level 2 bid. Once completed, the deal will transfer powers and...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Johnny Mercer MP  Phone: +44 1752 876979  Email: johnny@johnnyforplymouth.co.uk    Nearly £20m in Levelling Up Funding Announced for Plymouth Freeport    On Monday, 20th November, the Minister for Levelling Up Jacob Young announced £19,946,417 in funding for Plymouth’s Freeport. This, adding to further spending commitments of £25m from the...

Last December, Plymouth’s freeport – along with Solent and Teesside’s – were the first of eight to be granted approval by the Government. The Government have committed £25m and a further £29m has been secured from local authority sources. This is a strong endorsement of our dockyard which I have persistently championed throughout my time...

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