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Sacked MP is to return.

A MIDLAND MP sacked for making allegedly racist comments about black soldiers is in line for a shock return to frontline politics.

Patrick Mercer Patrick John Mercer OBE (born 26 June 1956) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He is Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Newark. Biography
Born in Stockport, Cheshire Patrick Mercer is the son of Eric Arthur John Mercer, who became Bishop of Exeter.
, a former officer with the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was formed during the Childers Reforms in 1881 from the amalgamation of the 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot and the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot . , said that a serviceman being called a "black b*****d" was just part and parcel of army life.

Tory leader David Cameron sacked Mercer after he made the comments last month.

But yesterday he said the MP for Newark, Nottingham, could play a part in the next Conservative government.

"Patrick is a very talented MP," Mr Cameron said. "I'm sure there is room for him."
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Apr 29, 2007
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