Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
This weekend, Luke Pollard MP, and his office opened their doors for the West End Carnival held in Frankfort Gate in Plymouth city centre.
The West End Carnival was a free and open event, arranged by the local community for people to explore and get involved with Plymouth’s independent shopping district. Plymouth market was open, local stalls were set up as well as live music and free dance classes.
As Luke’s office is open on a Saturday, Luke and the team took part in the festivities.
Luke made a special post-it challenge for the day where he asked people:
‘If you were an MP… How would you make Plymouth an even better place?’
People’s suggestions ranged from more money from our schools and more local community events like the Carnival, to Argyle being promoted and more cake!
You can check out some of the responses people wrote below…
As part of the day, UK Parliament gave Luke a mini-Parliament kit to show how the House of Commons works. Luke even donned a wig to dress up as the Speaker.
Luke Pollard MP said:
“The West End Carnival was a brilliant event. I was really pleased that the team and me got to take part in the celebrations – this is one of the reasons that I wanted to have a city centre office so I could be close to our community and not hiding away out of site.
From food stalls, to live music there was something for everyone at the carnival. I had good fun dancing in the free Latin classes too! I want to say a huge thank you to the organisers for arranging the Carnival that really helped to put new life into the bottom end of town.
We have a superb independent shopping district down in the West End in Frankfort Gate. It was great to see our local independent traders down here and get involved with our local economy like the credit union and Plymouth Community Homes. If you haven’t been down recently it’s well worth a visit.”