Luke Pollard has set out his five pledges to Plymouth if re-elected on December 12. Plymouth is Luke’s home it was where he was born and where he lives, he was the first MP since Michael Foot to be born in the city. What happens in Plymouth matters to Luke.
Luke Pollard said:
“I’m proud to be a Janner. It’s been a privilege to represent Plymouth Sutton and Devonport since 2017. When I was elected, I said I would give Plymouth it’s voice back in Parliament – and I have. I’ve spoken about Plymouth 7x more than all of the city’s Tory MPs combined. In each speech, I’ve made the case for us to get our fair share of funding that we don’t get now. I want to see real change at this election and if I’m re-elected, I’ll campaign for our city to get its fair share.
Our Labour manifesto is an ambitious and total vision for Britain’s future – building a future fair for all. If I am re-elected, these are my five pledges to you.”
Here are Luke’ pledges to you:
• Public to have the final say on Brexit
Brexit is a mess. Labour will put Brexit to bed in six months. We will negotiate a new deal that prioritises jobs, protects workers’ rights and the environment. And put that deal back to the people so you can have the final say.
• Good schools and hospitals
Plymouth deserves to have good schools and hospitals. We will accomplish this by putting a stop to privatisation, and funding the NHS fairly, boosting school funding and ending the public sector pay cap.
• More affordable homes
Living in Plymouth, Luke knows the desperate need for more affordable homes to buy and rent in our city. Labour will build them. We will also retrofit existing homes with insulation and the new green technology, to cut down those bills, reduce carbon emissions all while creating new jobs at the same time.
• Action on the climate
Luke will take action on the climate crisis. Labour has pledged to hit Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030 a full twenty years before the Conservatives. We will accomplish this by Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution that will transform our economy to make it sustainable and create new green jobs.
• Standing up for our Armed Forces
As the son of a submariner, Luke feels passionate about the armed forces in Plymouth. Luke has continually opposed Tory cuts to the armed forces and will continue his fight to protect Devonport dockyard. Labour has pledged to spend a genuine 2% of GDP on the Armed Forces, not the 1.9% currently being spent.