Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard MP has published his third set of Parliamentary performance stats since taking office in June 2017.

Between 8 December 2018 and his election in June 2017, Luke has spoken in debates 142 times, he has mentioned Plymouth 88 times, he has tabled 264 written questions and has voted in 83.3% of votes.

In the last six months alone, Luke Pollard has spoken 48 times in parliamentary debates, he has mentioned Plymouth in over half of them, he has tabled 80 written questions and voted in 79.7% of votes.

Luke Pollard MP said:

“I’m proud to publish my third series of performance stats today. Doing politics differently means being more transparent and more accountable. It’s important for people to know what their MPs get up to in Parliament. These statistics show how often I have spoken in debates, talked about Plymouth voted and written questions to Ministers.


“Plymouth and the far south west has been ignored by Westminster for far too long. Since being elected I have campaigned for Plymouth to get the fair share we deserve. Our transport links need improvement, our schools need more funding and our armed forces in Devonport need more certainty and support. I want people from Plymouth to know that I’m calling on Ministers to act on these issues. We will never get our fair share of money, time and attention from government if we stay quiet.”

How many times did Luke speak in his first year?

Between 8 June 2017 and 8 June 2018 Luke spoke 94 times in Parliamentary debates, he mentioned Plymouth 60 times over the year, he tabled 184 written questions and voted in 85.98% of votes.

A full guide for how these stats are calculated and what they mean, use the methodology below:


Times spoken

What does this mean?

This is the number of debates that the MP has spoken in, both in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall. It does not count the same debate twice. It also counts the number of Question Times where MPs ask Ministers questions. This does not include contributions as a Chair.

How can I check this?

1.Go to Search for the MP and click on ‘Numerology‘.

2.Click on ‘See all X’s speeches’

3.Click ‘Advanced search‘.

4.Specify date range.

Times mentioned Plymouth

What does this mean? 

This is the number of debates or question times in which the MP has said the word ‘Plymouth’. This is not a count of the number of times the MP said the word ‘Plymouth‘.  Plymouth only counts once on each occasion. This does not include written questions.

How can I check this?

1.Go to and search for MP and click on Numerology.

2.Click on ‘See all X’s speeches’

3.Click ‘Advanced search‘.

4.’Find this exact word or phrase’ – Plymouth

5.Specify date range.

Written Questions tabled

What does this mean? 

This is the total number of Written Questions that the MP has tabled. Written Questions are another way that MPs hold Government to account.

How can I check this?

1.Go to

2.’Parliamentary business’ tab

3.’Publications & records’

4.’Written Questions and Answers and Written Statements’

5.Search for Member and specify date range

Votes voted in (%)

What does this mean? 

This is the percentage of votes in which the MP has voted since. Where an MP has not voted that means they abstained or were not present.

This includes votes for Private Members Bills held on sitting Fridays and votes for Opposition Day Motions.

How can I check this?

1.Go to and search for MP ‘Numerology’

2.See ‘Has voted in X% of votes in this Parliament‘

How have Luke’s stats progressed since he was elected?

  • Luke's 18 month stats as an MP
  • Luke's 12 month stats as an MP
  • Luke's first 6 month stats as an MP
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