Labour Urges Schools To Implement Uniform Guidance

Plymouth Labour is calling on schools across the city to make sure they are implementing new guidance to reduce the cost of school uniforms and the number of branded items each family is expected to buy. Cllr Tom Briars-Delve is bringing a motion to full council on 21 November which would compel the Conservative Cabinet […]

Concern Thousands Will Be Prevented From Voting

Plymouth Labour is calling for the implementation of new requirements for voter ID to be postponed because there is not enough time to implement its provisions with the potential to leave thousands of Plymothians unable to vote in May’s local elections. Cllr Tudor Evans OBE, the leader of Plymouth Labour, is bringing a motion to […]

Councillors Seek Answers Over Mercer Severance Pay

Plymouth Labour councillors in Johnny Mercer’s constituency have written a joint letter to the MP asking him to reveal whether he accepted a severance payment for losing the cabinet post to which he has now been re-appointed. Former PM Liz Truss sacked Mr Mercer in September after he had spent just 61 days in the […]

Concerns Over Asbestos Removal Delays

Plymouth Labour is raising concerns about the Conservative-run council’s “utterly unacceptable” delays in the removal of fly-tipped asbestos in the city. Cllr Mark Coker, who is Plymouth Labour’s spokesperson for Street Scene, says he is aware of serious issues around a number of asbestos fly-tips across Plymouth which are still awaiting collection. “Asbestos is a […]

Plymouth’s ‘Kwarteng Premium’ Almost £33m

Almost 34,000 homeowners in Plymouth face £960 higher mortgages thanks to Conservative Budget chaos. New analysis from Plymouth Labour reveals 33,894 homeowners in the city face paying an average £960 more a year on their mortgages thanks to the Conservatives’ mini budget. That’s a combined total of £32,538,240. The BBC have reported that the average mortgage […]

Plymouth Labour Leader Joins Party’s NEC

The leader of Plymouth Labour has been elected to the Labour party’s national ruling body after receiving support from councillors across the country. Councillor Tudor Evans, who is in his 35th year as a councillor, was elected to one of two places reserved for councillors on the party’s National Executive Committee. “It means that as […]

More Than 23,000 Plymothians Have Gone Without Food  – New Analysis

New analysis from Plymouth Labour reveals a staggering 23,283 adults in the city have gone without food and 41,910 are already falling behind on household bills..  The figures come ahead of this Friday’s mini-budget, which takes place as the pound hits a 37-year low against the dollar, and real wages have fallen for nine months […]

Plan for Patients Shows Tories ‘Don’t Grasp Primary Care Problem’

Plymouth Labour says the Conservative Plan for Patients announced today shows the new health secretary does not grasp the scale of the problem in primary care. Plymouth Labour’s spokesperson for Health, Cllr Mary Aspinall, said it was clear Thérèse Coffey does not properly understand what the situation is on the ground in places like Plymouth. […]

£5m Brunel Plaza Grant Warning From Plymouth Labour

Plymouth Labour is warning that the regeneration of the Plymouth Railway Station may be stopped in its tracks because a massive government grant remains unspent.  Cllr Tudor Evans, who initiated the project as leader of Plymouth City Council in 2016, says the project is in danger of having to hand back the grants it gained […]

Labour Calls For ‘Cost-of-Living Emergency’ Declaration

Plymouth Labour is calling on the council to declare a cost of living emergency and set up a cross-party taskforce to help Plymothians through the emerging crisis. The party is planning to bring a motion to full council next month prompted by the rise in energy bills and inflation. “This morning’s news about the significant, […]