The first issue of the Plymouth White Papers - titled "Ambition"
The first issue of the Plymouth White Papers - titled "Ambition"

What are the Plymouth White Papers?

The Plymouth White Papers are collection of essays written by men and five women from Plymouth’s business, science, politics, education and culture sectors on issues ranging from youth politics, the environment, urban regeneration, connectivity and women in politics. They’re short essays designed to challenge thinking.

The first set of essays was published in 2018 and was about “Ambition” for Plymouth. It relates to how we can address the poor deal we get as a city and as a region, be bolder about our future and clearer about the areas where we need to improve.

The second set of essays was published in 2019 and was about “Marine,” featuring essays from across Plymouth’s marine sectors in support of our campaign to designate Plymouth as the UK’s first National Marine Park. It seeks to outline why Plymouth’s marine heritage matters, and how we can protect, preserve and develop our marine environment in the future.

The third set of essays will be published this April, with a focus on “Identity” – both of our city and the wider South West. It will be about who we are, why we are proud and the incredible role model that we can be as a city and a region.

Where can I find the Plymouth White Papers?

  • Issue 1: Ambition (April 2018) is free to download by clicking the link here
  • Issue 2: Marine (April 2019) is free to download by clinking the link here
  • The third issue of the Plymouth White Papers will be announced soon.

Luke Pollard – MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport:

“It is a huge honour to showcase Plymouth through the White Papers each year, as well as give a platform to so many amazing men and women who contribute. I can’t wait to share the third edition with you.”

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