Luke Pollard MP

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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Labour Council announced plans for new sculpture

For the past few years I've been campaigning alongside local Labour Councillor Chris Penberthy for Charles Church to be lit up and the dignity to this once proud memorial to city's dead in the Blitz restored.

Our campaign to have it properly lit up at night was a success and now, every night, it is illuminated and stands proud as a lasting memorial to those who died.

I'm so pleased that the campaign to restore dignity to Charles Church did not end with Chris and my campaign. Today the Labour Council announced plans for a Tower of London-style Poppy installation, a new sculpture and plans to open up the church to services and visitors.

I've been incredibly proud of my friends and colleagues on the Labour Council in the past few weeks. Their hard work and vision for a better Plymouth has shone through with announcements to build a new train station, to build a cruise liner terminal to bring new jobs to the city, to create a new district and renew Colin Campbell Court, to bring forward plans for the History Centre, to create new jobs, to invest more in wildflower meadows and bee corridors and now, today, in continuing the focus on Charles Church.

Not everyone will like Labour but I hope everyone can see that with a Labour Council Plymouth is a city on the up. Well done to everyone who has worked so hard on these plans. To keep a Labour Council you need to vote Labour on 5 May. I will be (you probably guessed that), will you?


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