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Teaming up: Johnny Mercer and wife Felicity

Tory MP Johnny Mercer: I'm speaking about my OCD to help boys like me 

Of all the former soldiers in the Conservative Party, who would Johnny Mercer MP choose to be on patrol with? Mercer was in 29 Commando ("two-nine"), did three tours in Afghanistan, including time with Special Forces, and I ask this question because there are a lot of ex-Army about (some, arguably, on "manoeuvres"). I begin listing them: Ruth Davidson, Tom Tugendhat... But Mercer interrupts. "Um, there's a difference between reservists and regular," he says. And those two are? "Reservists." What about Rory Stewart? "Gap year commission."

Outdoor life: Cathryn Cochrane

Me and my health: Hillsborough RSPB project officer Cathryn Cochrane on her lifestyle 

The 29-year-old from Hillsborough is a project officer for RSPB NI, working on the Interreg-funded Co-operation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) project and based at the RSPB's Portmore Lough reserve, Aghalee, near Moira. Cathryn loves spending time outdoors and when she's not chasing after her dog, Ruby, she can be found at Montiaghs Moss reserve near Portmore, monitoring dragonflies and damselflies, including a local rarity, the Irish damselfly.

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