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<p>Born in 1956, Patrick Mercer read History at Oxford University before joining the Army where he commanded his battalion in Bosnia and Canada. Previously receiving a gallantry commendation, he was awarded the OBE in 1997. In 1999, he accepted a post as the Defence Reporter for the Today Programme before turning to politics. In the 2001 election, Patrick Mercer won the Tory seat in Newark. A respected historian, he has already published a non-fiction account of the Inkerman battle during the Crimean War.</p>

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