Johnny Mercer at Cambridge Literary Festival

  • Union Chamber, Union Chamber, Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
    Union Chamber
    Union Chamber Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge St Cambridge, CB2 1UB UNITED KINGDOM
  • 26/11/2017 10:00 - 26/11/2017 11:00


What's the future of the Labour party under Corbyn? How long will Theresa May hang on? And where is Brexit taking us? The New Statesman Deputy Editor Helen Lewis will be joined by Labour MP Jess Phillips (author of Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth), Conservative MP and former Army officer Johnny Mercer (author of We Were Warriors: One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat) and the broadcaster and commentator Steve Richards (author of The Rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way) to discuss these and the other burning political issues of the day. Tickets £12 (£10 concession) 26 November 2017 10AM

Johnny Mercer served in the British army for twelve years. A captain in 29 Commando, he was deployed on three tours of Afghanistan, and weathered some of the heaviest fighting of the campaign, as depicted in his novel We Were Warriors. He left the army in December 2013 with the aim of becoming an MP, in the hope he could improve care for armed forces veterans. He was elected MP for Plymouth Moor View in May 2015 and has since led an inquiry into the treatment of troops by the Iraq Historical Allegations Team.