MP Johnny Mercer says he will push PM for better veteran care

MP Johnny Mercer Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer is a former soldier, he says the care provided for veterans in the UK isn't good enough.

His comments come after we told the story of Richard McDonald, an ex-serviceman from Paignton who has been trying to raise money for veterans charities and awareness of suicide and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mr Mercer told ITV West Country that he's determined to see things change and will put pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May until that change happens.

"We have made some progress but we started at a really low base and we can see we've got such a long way to go.

"I fight daily to try and rectify this and will fight daily until we get there."