Luke Pollard

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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Save Plymouth's Libraries

I need your help to save Plymouth's Libraries from being closed by the Tory and UKIP Council.

Across the city, the Council is having consultations on their plans to close 10 of 17 libraries. The fact that most of these consultations happen when people are at work or school seems designed to lower participation.

I know from speaking to residents across the city that libraries are vital. They provide a space for learning, relaxation, study and job seeking. They're a community hub, a place for meeting, discussion, sharing and community engagement. And the Tories and UKIP plan to close 10 of the 17.

The Labour Party is opposed to these library closures. Having successfully opened a new city centre library and worked to secure the funding for new libraries across the city, we are campaigning to keep the libraries open.

Closing libraries wasn't in Tory manifesto but they're doing it anyway. Local cuts are a direct consequence of our Tory MPs voting for cuts in Parliament. While the super-rich get tax cuts we all lose our public services. Please join the fight against the library closures.

There's public consultation meetings across the city. The one closest to where I live in Peverell is on Wednesday this week at Peverell Library between 1pm-3pm. Please go along if you can. There are other meetings across Plymouth.

You can find out more about how you can get involved with the campaign to Save Plymouth's Libraries on our facebook page. Please like and share the posts from this page and let's keep the pressure on the Council.

 

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