Labour Will ‘Take The Brakes Off Britain’

The Labour leader of Plymouth City Council said today’s Labour King’s Speech will “take the brakes off Britain and get Plymouth moving again”. Councillor Tudor Evans OBE, said today’s King’s Speech “will help deliver the change that families and businesses in Plymouth have been crying out for”. “It’s a plan that will mean more jobs, […]

Summer Sessions Success Music To Tudor’s Ears

Thanks to what he describes as “phenomenal feedback” from the recent Summer Sessions on the Hoe the Labour leader of Plymouth City Council is making plans for the return of the spectacular event annually for at least the next five years. Following the four-day series of concerts on Plymouth Hoe, Cllr Tudor Evans has asked […]

Tribute to Jonny Morris

It is with enormous sadness that Plymouth Labour shares the news that Jonny Morris, who retired as a Plymouth Labour councillor in 2022, has died. Jonny was a councillor for Southway Ward where he served for a total of nine years. Born in 1967, Jonny’s political career began in Reading in 1995 where he was […]

Tribute To Retired Councillor Eddie Rennie

It is with great sadness that Plymouth Labour announces that Eddie Rennie, who retired as a Plymouth Labour councillor at the recent local election, has died Eddie was a councillor for Sutton and Mount Gould ward and had served for a total of 25 years. “The group is in complete shock at this dreadful news,” […]

Plymouth Families Hit By ‘No-Fault’ Evictions

Plymouth families have faced threat of no-fault evictions since Conservative Government promised ban New analysis from Plymouth Labour – based on new figures published by the Ministry of Justice this month – reveals there are now 535 local families who have faced proceedings to eject them from their home in the years since the Tories promised to ban the […]

Donation Will Foster ‘Joy Of Camping’

A city scout group will be able to enjoy more comfortable camping trips after local councillors donated £500 to the group for essential camping gear. The 1st Stonehouse Scout group said it was an ‘honour’ to welcome local councillors Alison Raynsford and Chris Penberthy to their weekly meeting on Monday 5 February where the St […]

Lack Of Access Creating ‘Democratic Deficit’ Labour Says

A Plymouth City councillor says a lack of access to many properties in the city is making it difficult to communicate with voters and creating a “democratic deficit”. Cllr Alison Raynsford is aiming to draw attention to some of the obstacles she says are being put in the way of voters in the city when […]

Major Cuts to Cost of Living Support to Plymouth Families

Plymouth Labour’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Co-operative Development and Communities has today written to the Chancellor to demand answers after the Conservatives’ cut of more than £4.5m to local families was exposed. This comes just a year after the Conservatives crashed the British economy.   The Household Support Fund is an £842m fund to help families with […]

Plymouth Families Set To Be £1,900 Worse Off By Parliament End

Following the Autumn Statement new analysis from Plymouth Labour – based on research by the Resolution Foundation – reveals the staggering hit to living standards in the city over the past five years. The average household is set to end this parliament £1,900 worse off than in 2019 thanks to low growth, stagnant wages, run-away inflation and […]

Councillors Take A Ride As Much-Missed Bus Service Returns

Five city councillors had a ticket to ride on Monday when they all climbed aboard the very first bus of the 30/31 service, a route reinstated thanks to a Labour local election pledge.Cllrs Charlotte Holloway, Angela Penrose, Dylan Tippetts, Jeremy Goslin and Sarah Allen were among the first people to take the journey, all joining […]