Labour Win Should Put Tory Mercer ‘On Notice’

Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Moor View Gareth Derrick says that the party’s impressive result in Thursday’s by-election should put the current Conservative MP, Johnny Mercer, “on notice”. Plymouth Labour’s Will Noble won the by-election in Moor View ward with 1,415 votes to the Conservatives’ 877 in an election called after a Conservative councillor stood […]

Labour Selects Teacher To Fight By-Election

A science teacher has been named as Plymouth Labour’s candidate in one of the upcoming council by-elections caused by the resignation of two Conservative councillors. Lindsay Gilmour lives in Plympton with her teenage son and says it is “an enormous privilege” to have been selected as Plymouth Labour’s candidate in January’s election. The election has […]

Labour’s New VAWG Champion Named

Plymouth Labour has announced a new spokesperson to champion the Violence Against Women and Girls agenda. Councillor Zoe Reilly, who was elected as a Honicknowle ward councillor in May, has accepted the post and says that, while it is a huge responsibility it is also an “enormous honour” to take up the role. “Violence Against […]

Calls For Developer To ‘Play Fair’ Over Unfinished Play Park

Plymouth Labour’s candidate in the Moor View by-election is calling on a developer to “play fair” and commit to completing a play park at a Plymouth housing development. Will Noble is also urging Persimmon to rectify a number of issues at the company’s Palmerston Heights development in Derriford which he says is leaving people, especially […]

Labour Seeks Answers Over City Ice Impact

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Plymouth Labour has sent a number of formal questions to the Conservative-run city council after city roads and pavements turned into ice rinks at the weekend following a night of low temperatures. Cllr Mark Coker, who is Plymouth Labour’s spokesperson on Transport and Street Scene, is demanding answers after numerous reports of accidents, impassable roads […]

‘Serious Questions’ Over Ice Impact On City Says Labour

Plymouth Labour says the Conservative-run city council has “serious questions to answer” after many city roads and pavements turned into ‘ice rinks’ on Sunday following a night of low temperatures. Cllr Tudor Evans OBE, who is the leader of Plymouth Labour, spoke out after numerous reports of accidents, impassable roads and disrupted bus services across […]

Bus Route Removal ‘Betrayal of Most Vulnerable’

A local activist and a Plymouth Labour Councillor have delivered hundreds of letters to residents in a bid to get the Conservative Council to reverse their decision to remove the council-funded 31 bus route. Cllr Charlotte Holloway, Labour Councillor for Drake ward, said she was “deeply concerned” at the move which comes into force at […]

NHS Worker Named As Labour Candidate In Plymouth By Election

A hospital worker has been named as Plymouth Labour’s candidate in one of the upcoming council by-elections caused by the resignation of two Conservative councillors. Will Noble, who is a cleaner at Derriford Hospital, has lived in Glenholt all his life and says it is “a complete honour” to be Labour’s candidate in January’s election […]

City Risks ‘Losing Momentum’ On Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

Two of the city’s female Labour councillors are calling for more action and urgency in the implementation of the recommendations of the city’s Commission on Violence Against Women and Girls. The call comes amidst fears that funding cuts could hit resourcing ahead of the one-year anniversary of the murder of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod last year. […]

City Centre Tree Felling ‘Must Be Halted’ Says Plymouth Labour

Plymouth Labour says the controversial felling of trees in Armada Way must be halted while the views of the public on the scheme are properly considered. The proposals to cut down and replace more than 100 trees in the city centre have prompted an outcry and Cllr Chris Penberthy has written to the Conservative cabinet […]