Johnny Mercer

Conservative MP for Plymouth, Moor View


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Johnny Mercer’s voting in Parliament

Johnny Mercer is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Johnny Mercer sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Johnny Mercer’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Johnny Mercer’s full vote analysis page for more.

Johnny Mercer has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Data Breach: ARAP Applicants in Afghanistan 21 Sep 2021

    Between 2001 and 2014, UK forces employed 2,850 interpreters. From 2014, they were on sub-contracts, so we are looking at 300 or 400 more. The relocation programme up till April this year relocated 440 interpreters. I can account for about 99 interpreters who were rescued during Operation Pitting. What assessment has the Secretary of State made of how many interpreters—not families, but...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females 8 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department plans to take in response to the findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report, Women's State Pension age: our findings on the Department for Work and Pensions' communication of changes, printed on 19 July 2021, HC 444.
  • Afghanistan 6 Sep 2021

    The Prime Minister just said from the Dispatch Box that no veterans’ call for help will go unanswered, and I totally support that ambition. In fact, that was a central aim with the establishment of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs when he started it, but he and I know that he has consistently failed to take the measures required to make that a reality for veterans in communities like...

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Conservative MP for Plymouth, Moor View

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Johnny Mercer campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Railways: South West
  • Iraq: Military Intervention
  • Emergency Calls: Suicide
  • Armed Forces: Redundancy
  • Veterans: Charities

Currently held offices

  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence) (28 Jul 2019 to 20 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (4 May 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (4 May 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 4 May 2016)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 9 November 2018, Mercer Consulting Associates Ltd (not trading). (Registered 17 September 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Felicity Cornelius-Mercer, as Principal Secretary. (Registered 02 June 2015; updated 28 April 2016 and 24 April 2018)

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