Luke Pollard

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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Commenting on the Conservative's latest budget today, Labour and Co-operative MP Luke Pollard has criticised the budget that has no extra money for the south west train line, no extra money for defence to save HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark from latest round of defence cuts and little to no mention of the far South West at all.

Luke Pollard MP says Budget fails Plymouth

Commenting on the Conservative's latest budget today, Labour and Co-operative MP Luke Pollard has criticised the budget that has no extra money for the south west train line, no extra... Read more

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Ahead of the Autumn Budget on Wednesday, the Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard has asked Philip Hammond to use the budget to give the South West “our fair share.”

Luke Pollard MP asks Chancellor to give South West Fair Share in Autumn Budget

Ahead of the Autumn Budget on Wednesday, the Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard has asked Philip Hammond to use the budget to give the South West... Read more

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Yesterday was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memoralise all of those who have been murdered by transphobia and draw attention to the continued violence the transgender community faces.

Luke raises awareness for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Yesterday was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memoralise all of those who have been murdered by transphobia and draw attention to the continued violence the transgender community faces.... Read more

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Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard, is today launching an appeal for a statue to mark the 100-year anniversary of the election of the first female MP to take her seat in the House of Commons - Plymouth’s Nancy Astor.

Luke launches appeal to mark 100 year anniversary of Plymouth's own Nancy Astor MP

Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard, is today launching an appeal for a statue to mark the 100-year anniversary of the election of the first female... Read more

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Following the Remembrance service on the Hoe, Luke laid a wreath at the Civilian War Memorial on behalf of Plymouth's three MPs. 

Luke lays wreath at Civilian War Memorial

Following the Remembrance service on the Hoe, Luke laid a wreath at the Civilian War Memorial on behalf of Plymouth's three MPs.  Read more

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Today is Equal Pay Day. From today until the end of the year, the gender pay gap means women will effectively be working for free compared to their male colleagues. That’s 50 days of unpaid work. This issue does not get the attention it needs and Equal Pay Day acts as an important reminder of the unequal and unjustified pay gap that still exists between men and women.

We all need to speak out for Equal Pay Day

  Today is Equal Pay Day. From today until the end of the year, the gender pay gap means women will effectively be working for free compared to their male... Read more

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Luke has been getting a lot of calls and concerns from constituents about the delay in fixing the Sutton Harbour Footbridge and wanted to provide an update.

Sutton Harbour Footbridge update

Luke has been getting a lot of calls and concerns from constituents about the delay in fixing the Sutton Harbour Footbridge and wanted to provide an update. Read more

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Last Friday, Conservative MPs filibustered and talked out Jim McMahon MP's private members bill to give the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds meaning that no vote took place. Looking back Luke gives his reaction and explains why despite the defeat, he still feels hopeful for the future.

Votes at 16: Luke's reaction to the bill being talked out

Last Friday, Conservative MPs filibustered and talked out Jim McMahon MP's private members bill to give the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds meaning that no vote... Read more

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Today, Luke will be voting in the Second Reading of Labour MP Jim McMahon’s Private Member’s Bill to extend the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds. Luke believes that lowering the voting age is a promising step towards making our electoral system fairer and more representative.

Luke backs Votes at 16

Today, Luke will be voting in the Second Reading of Labour MP Jim McMahon’s Private Member’s Bill to extend the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds. Luke believes that lowering the... Read more

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Commenting on the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon, Luke Pollard, Labour and Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport calls for the new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP to categorically rule out cuts to the UK Royal Navy's amphibious assault fleet and Royal Marines as his first act.

Luke calls for fresh start for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines after resignation of Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Commenting on the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon, Luke Pollard, Labour and Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport calls for the new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP to categorically... Read more

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