The memorial at North Down Crescent Park
The memorial at North Down Crescent Park

Luke Pollard MP, working with the local council and community leaders, has been lobbying the government for more support for Plymouth after the tragic incident in Keyham and Ford.

Five people were sadly shot and killed by a gunmen in Plymouth on August 12.

Talks with Ministers in the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are ongoing, but so far positive.

Luke Pollard, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport where the shooting happened has been leading the talks. He said:

“Over the past few weeks I’ve been speaking to Ministers making the case for this cross-party and cross-Plymouth bid for funding to provide Keyham with the long-term support we need.


“The discussions with Government are constructive. I am hopeful we are getting somewhere. This is thanks to the hard work of the city council, Police, NHS and other professionals in making a strong case for long-term support.


“I am seeking further meetings with Ministers next week to continue to make the case for this funding and the support we need.


“Plymouth’s emergency services, city council, NHS and Livewell have been superb. The support put into Keyham and Ford has been incredible but we will need Government to help us sustain the mental health support and help for our young people.


“Keyham will not be forgotten about. I’m going to ensure we get the support we deserve.”

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