Johnny Mercer MP



Johnny Mercer is a British Conservative politician and former British Army officer. He has served as Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View since 2015.
Mercer served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans from July 2019 until April 2021, when, after notifying the chief whip that he intended to resign, he was dismissed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In July 2022, he was appointed Minister for Veterans’ Affairs at the Cabinet Office – attending Cabinet – as part of the caretaker administration following the announcement of Johnson’s intention to resign

Mercer was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery after graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in June 2003 and was promoted to lieutenant in April 2005. Mercer passed the All Arms Commando Course and served mostly with 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery and 3 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. He served three tours in Afghanistan: as a liaison and training officer with Afghan forces; attached to a Special Forces unit; and as a co-ordinator of artillery and air strikes in support of ground operations. Mercer retired from military service in December 2013 with the rank of captain

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