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 […]

Pledge Fulfilled As Junction Work Gets Go Ahead

A Labour local election pledge to improve a crucial junction in Crownhill has been given the go ahead. Council leader Tudor Evans OBE has signed an executive decision to release funding to enable the long-awaited Charlton Road junction improvement scheme to go ahead. The work will mean drivers will once again be able to turn […]

Plymouth Labour Welcome for Students

👋 Welcome to all the new students and welcome back to all students returning to our special city for another year 🔗 We have compiled a few helpful links to help you get settled in for the year ahead 🚮 Bins are collected on different days around the city. You can check what day your […]

Cllr Tudor Evans’ Letter to Gillian Keegan

Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP Secretary of State for Education   Via email Councillor Tudor EvansLeader of the Plymouth City Council   Plymouth City Council Council House Plymouth  PL1 [email protected] 1 September 2023 Dear Secretary of State The fiasco created by your handling of the dangerous ‘crumbling concrete’ schools issue is a new low […]

Government Condemned as Plymouth Avoids School Concrete Scandal

Plymouth Labour has condemned the closure of school classrooms across the country as “staggering incompetence“ as the council confirmed that none of the schools for which it is responsible in the city have been affected by the issue of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). Cllr Sally Cresswell, portfolio holder for Education, Skills and Apprenticeships, said […]

More Than 50,000 Waiting To Start Treatment in City

NHS waiting lists in England have hit an all time high – more than 7.5 million people are waiting for care, with a staggering 50,212 waiting at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Plymouth Labour’s Cllr Mary Aspinall said it was a “damning milestone in the continuing Conservative management of our NHS”. “More than 50,212 are […]

Demand For Temp Accommodation Doubles in Decade

Figures just released by the government underline the terrible impact Conservative policies are having on homelessness in Plymouth with demand for temporary accommodation more than doubling since 2012. Almost half of the homeless households seeking help from the Council are facing Section 21 (no fault) evictions and increasingly the residents that the council are supporting […]

Labour-led Council’s Dental Taskforce Meets For First Time

The Dental Taskforce set up by the Plymouth Labour-run council immediately after they took control of the city has held its first meeting. Working to alleviate the problems in dentistry in the city was a key Plymouth Labour pledge in the local election campaign. MPs Luke Pollard and Johnny Mercer as well as a representative […]

Ex-MP Is Plymouth Labour’s By-Election Pick

A former city MP has been chosen as the Plymouth Labour candidate in the upcoming by-election called after a long-serving councillor retired. Alison Raynsford, who was an MP for Devonport and the subsequent Moor View constituency from 2005 until 2015, was selected by local party members to stand in the St Peter and the Waterfront […]