Patrick Mercer

Politician

1956 –

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Who is Patrick Mercer?

Colonel Patrick John Mercer, OBE is a British politician and author, and was an Independent MP representing the constituency of Newark in Parliament until his resignation at the end of April 2014.

He was elected as a Conservative in the 2001 general election, until resigning the party's parliamentary whip in May 2013. He is a frequent commentator on defence and security issues having served as infantry officer in the British Army and held the position of Shadow Minister for Homeland Security. He is a former journalist for the BBC and has to date written four military novels. He is a patron of the Victoria Cross Trust.

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Born
Jun 26, 1956
Stockport
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • Cranfield University
  • Exeter College, Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • The King's School, Chester
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

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on July 23, 2013

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