Statement from Cobseo following the resignation of Johnny Mercer MP

General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO, Chairman of Cobseo, has released the following statement in response to the resignation of Johnny Mercer MP on Tuesday 20 April 2020:

“Johnny Mercer’s resignation is a loss to the Armed Forces Community. Throughout his career, and particularly in his Ministerial role, he has been a strong advocate for Veterans and has striven to ensure that those who have served receive the support that they need and deserve. He is a genuine conviction politician who cares deeply about those he represents and has achieved a great deal in his time as Minister for Defence People and Veterans.”

“I am particularly grateful for his commitment to ensuring closer and more coherent cooperation between the Public and Charity Sectors, and to ensuring that the principles set out in the Armed Forces Covenant and the recommendations set out in the Strategy for our Veterans have been continuing priorities for the Office for Veterans’ Affairs. We hope that his final ministerial act will encourage the government to act further to protect all who have served in the UK as well as overseas.”

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