Supporting our world class Armed Forces

This region has long been a place of excellence for our armed forces, with our Naval Base and Dockyard being centre stage. We are also the home of 3 Commando Royal Marines who make us all so proud.

The Government has recently announced that more units of Royal Marines will be heading for this region, to be based in accommodation more fitting for our elite forces than the current ancient bases. I will continue to work hard to secure this commitment to our military personnel and campaign for all of the new Type 26 frigates to be based in Devonport.

I have also shown a close interest in MKC Heroes which offers special support for the children of our servicemen and women whilst deployed. 

News

Armed Forces Day 2018

Armed Forces Day 2018 comes not only as we celebrate 100 years of the RAF but also as we continue to celebrate the courage and professionalism of our Armed Forces.

Type 26 Frigates: base-porting

I am often found Chairing debates in Westminster Hall - the smaller yet essential debating chamber off the most ancient and original part of Parliament.

Remembrance Weekend 2017

Remembrance weekend is always a poignant time. We remember those men and women who have given their lives in defence of our nation and also those who are still serving on our behalf, stationed around the world.

Plymouth MPs call for reassurance over Amphibious Fleet rumours

Plymouth MPs, Gary Streeter and Johnny Mercer, have written to the Secretary of State for Defence seeking urgent clarification over the rumours about the loss of the UK's amphibious capabilities and the subsequent impact on the Royal Marines in Plymouth.

Easter Newsletter

I've recently published my second email newsletter to local supporters.
If you're interested in having a read, you can find it here.

MKC Heroes

Last Friday, I had the privilege of taking questions from a group of school children from across Plymouth. A large group of primary and secondary aged children took over Plymouth City Council Chamber for the afternoon.