Johnny Mercer sacked as Minister of Veterans Affairs by Liz Truss

Johnny Mercer, Britain’s first Veterans Affairs minister, was removed from office in the first cabinet reshuffle by new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

In a statement posted on social media, he said he was “disappointed” to have been “removed from his position in government” by Ms Truss.

“I am disappointed to step down from a role I have established, leading a team I have created. But any Prime Minister has the right to reward his supporters, and I accept his decision,” said the MP for Plymouth Moor View.

The Tory MP was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs in July and after the announcement he said ‘the promises made to our veterans are important and will be kept’.

In his letterhe says he has to accept that he “will never have the qualities required for lasting success in politics” and thinks about his future.

Mr. Mercer, a former soldier with long ties to the armed forces, has campaigned tirelessly for veterans and in particular to prevent former soldiers from facing legal action for military actions and campaigns there. decades old.

In March, Mr Mercer also revealed that he had traveled secretly to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, where he had visited injured people in hospital, saying on his Twitter that he had witnessed “utter carnage “accompanied by manifestations of “incredible human spirit”.

Coming from a military family, Mr Mercer graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2002.

He served in a number of roles around the world, including serving three tours in Afghanistan, before retiring from the military in December 2013 with the rank of Captain.

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