Luke Pollard MP

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

  • Home /
  • News / Luke Pollard MP says reported sale of HMS Ocean is bad news for Devonport

Luke Pollard MP says reported sale of HMS Ocean is bad news for Devonport

6c94d2ca-d8ab-48b0-9fe8-dbafcd85f3f2.jpg

Yesterday, Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport commented on reports Devonport based HMS Ocean has been sold to Brazil for £84 Million.

Luke Pollard MP said:

“It’s a complete loss of capability and it’s bad news for Devonport."

“We have got three really big ships in Plymouth – Ocean, Albion and Bulwark – and now we are down to two. And those are under threat."

“We knew there were plans to decommission Ocean, and now she’s being sold."

“HMS Prince of Wales would not be able to do what Ocean can do currently, and she is based in Portsmouth, not Plymouth.”

Since being elected, Luke has raised concerns about the loss of HMS Ocean for the UK's capability in Parliament. You can watch the video below.

 

Reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Luke Pollard posted about Luke Pollard MP says reported sale of HMS Ocean is bad news for Devonport on Luke Pollard's Facebook page 2018-01-03 19:49:19 +0000
Reports of the selling off of HMS Ocean is bad news for #Devonport and #Plymouth - my comment here
@LukePollard tweeted this page. 2018-01-03 19:49:11 +0000

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.