On Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December, Luke Pollard, the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, will hold two public meetings to hear from the people of Plymouth before he has to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal.
Two open public meetings will be held at Devonport Live on Saturday December 1st from 12:30pm to 2pm and at Plymouth Guildhall on Sunday December 2nd from 2pm – 4pm.
Following the publication of Theresa May’s deal, Luke Pollard has expressed his concerns that it does not provide what the city needs after we leave the European Union.
Since his election last June, the new Plymouth MP has been determined to keep up a dialogue with the city on Brexit, holding a number of public events to continue the debate. Luke Pollard has held four Plymouth Brexit Summits since his election – the first in his first 100 days as an MP. These urgent meeting will be another chance for the city to share their views with their local MP before he votes on Theresa May’s deal.
Ahead of the meetings, Luke Pollard MP said:
“When I was elected I promised to listen to the people of Plymouth and what they needed and expected from Brexit. I have read the withdrawal agreement and draft agreement for the future relationship and they do not meet Labour’s six tests, more importantly they do not deliver on what people told me they wanted in the Plymouth Brexit Summits and more importantly they do not deliver for Plymouth and our local economy.
I want to hear from people in Plymouth about what they think about Theresa May’s Brexit deal. I want views of people in our city on whether it delivers on the promises Leave campaigners made and the PM reiterated, whether it protects jobs in our city and whether it takes back control. I have serious doubts about this deal but I want to hear views from Plymouth before I vote on it.
Theresa May has failed to deliver a deal which provides what Plymouth and far south west needs from Brexit. Over the last two years we’ve a government at war with itself and what we are left with is this shambolic document that confirms we won’t have a free trade deal for years but the uncertainty will continue as we hand powers and money over to the EU but lose the say we currently enjoy. Whether you voted Leave or Remain, this not what anyone in Plymouth voted for.”