Labour has published its manifesto for the 2019 General Election
It will deliver real change, and finally give Plymouth it’s fair share of funding
Luke Pollard: “This manifesto is a bold and realistic vision for real change.”
The Labour Party has today unveiled its manifesto, with an ambitious plan for real change that will make sure that Plymouth gets its fair share.
Pledges include getting to net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and creating one million new green jobs, building 150,000 council and social homes a year, and provide an extra 1.6 billion for NHS mental health services.
Labour will bring railways back into public ownership, and provide the investment for a fast, reliable rail link for the South West
Labour will also stop MPs from having a second job, with an aim to restore faith in politics.
Moreover, Labour is the only party that has pledges to recycle the thirteen old nuclear submarines tied up in Devonport. This comes after a sustained campaign from Luke Pollard to get this onto the agenda.
Luke Pollard, who is running for re-election in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said:
“This is a plan to deliver real change for our country, and get the fair share of funding that Plymouth deserves. More Tory policies will only lead to more poverty, the NHS crisis continuing, and sitting on our hands when it comes to the climate crisis.
Under the Conservatives the NHS is in crisis – and it’s being held together by the goodwill of our brilliant NHS staff. This manifesto sets out how we will end privatisation and fund the NHS fairly, properly, with Plymouth at long last getting its fair share.
Labour’s manifesto also delivers for Devonport and our armed services – with a commitment to renew trident spend a genuine 2 percent of GDP on defence, protect our armed forces from cuts, improve housing a decent wage to those who serve
This manifesto is a bold and realistic vision for real change.”