Luke Pollard

Pasties and Poliitics with Plymouth MP

Luke Pollard MP today hosted another in his series of ‘Pastries & Politics’, a round table discussion which aims to bring together people from across Plymouth to discuss key topics and areas of interest for the city. Friday morning's meeting, kindly hosted by Shekinah, bought together key stakeholders to talk about rough sleeping and homelessness in the city.

Discussions reflected...

Plymouth MP shows how simple HIV testing is

To mark the start of HIV Testing Week local MP has been filmed having a real HIV test to show people how simple HIV testing is.

National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) started on 18 November 2017. The purpose of the week is to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups and to reduce the rates of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late. Last year hundreds of clinics...

Plymouth Brexit Summit series continues

Luke Pollard MP hosted the next two events in the Brexit Summit series at City College Plymouth on Sunday. This was an opportunity for the people of Plymouth to tell their MPs what they think a good Brexit deal for Plymouth looks like.

The morning was a special session for 15-25 year olds Luke was joined by Mike Jarman from The Zone, Nicola Chesney from the Plymouth University...

Have your say on Brexit at MP's summits

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, will be holding the next two events in his Brexit Summit series this Saturday at City College Plymouth.

The Plymouth People's and Young People's Brexit Summits were one of Luke Pollard MP’s key campaign pledges during the election and are designed as a chance for the people of Plymouth to have their say on what a good deal for our...

The Plymouth People's Brexit Summit

The Plymouth People’s Brexit Summit, organised by Luke Pollard MP, will be held on Saturday 11 November and is kindly being hosted by City College Plymouth.

Following the success of the first Brexit Summit, Luke wants to hear from the people of Plymouth about what they want from Brexit.

The event will see a mix of speakers and discussion, and is open to anyone in Plymouth. It...

Plymouth school opens Japanese Garden

A Japanese garden has been unveiled at Salisbury Road Primary school, Plymouth thanks to Tesco.

Local MP, Luke Pollard, joined pupils, teachers and staff to officially open the gardens funded by a £10,000 grant won through the supermarket’s Bags of Help initiative.

“Every time you pay your five pence for a carrier bag in Tesco you are benefitting a local group. That means...

Luke Pollard MP holds open meeting for constituents

Luke Pollard the newly elected MP for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport will be holding an Open Meeting for Constituents at Keyham Green Spaces Community Centre, 163 Renown Street, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 2DT between 2:30 and 4:30 on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Luke said: “When I was speaking to people during the election campaign they told me that they find Politicians remote and that they...

New MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

The seat of Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has a new MP after Labour's Luke Pollard was victorious over Conservative Oliver Colvile.

However, the Conservatives increased their majority in Plymouth Moor View with Johnny Mercer retaining his seat, increasing his majority to 4,000. Labour's Sue Dann came in second.

Exeter's Ben Bradshaw has consolidated his majority for Labour...

Labour unveils plan to improve Plymouth schools

Labour have today launched plans to improve primary schools in Plymouth by capping class sizes, this follows a new report which shows that the number of infant pupils in large classes in Plymouth has jumped by 600% since the Conservatives took government.

In 2010 the Conservatives scrapped Labour’s policy to cap infant class sizes at 30 pupils. The proportion of class sizes bigger...

Call on Government to back military credit union

Luke Pollard calls on Government to back creation of a military credit union for Plymouth’s service personnel and their families

Labour’s Candidate for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport is joining efforts to encourage the Government to create a credit union for the armed forces. Pointing to the success of Navy Federal, a credit union providing loans and savings for US military personnel,...