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New MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Authored by News Desk

The seat of Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has a new MP after Labour's Luke Pollard was victorious over Conservative Oliver Colvile.

However, the Conservatives increased their majority in Plymouth Moor View with Johnny Mercer retaining his seat, increasing his majority to 4,000. Labour's Sue Dann came in second.

Exeter's Ben Bradshaw has consolidated his majority for Labour...

Register to vote in General Election

Authored by News Desk

I’d like to invite any readers who aren’t yet registered to vote to register before May 22nd and to use their vote in the forthcoming General Election.

You can register on-line in minutes at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

All you need is your National Insurance number or alternatively you can register by phoning Electoral Services at your local council.

Anyone who...

Make sure you’re registered to vote in General Election

Authored by News Desk

If you want to vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June and you’re not already on the electoral register you have just over three weeks left to sign up.

Anyone who wants to have their say must register by midnight on Monday 22 May.

Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to. If you want to have a say...

Leading Women UK Political Special

Please join the Plymouth network at The Treasury as part of the Leading Women UK Poltical Special 2015.

The Treasury will kindly be providing canapés for attendees.

According to the Fawcett society: - Men currently outnumber women 4 to 1 in Westminster. - Currently 16% of Conservative 32% of Labour and 12% of Liberal Democrats MPs are women. - Women constitute 32% of elected councillors, but just 12.3% of council leaders in England are women. - There are disparities between women and men regarding their involvement and access to politics, and therefore public debate and...

Make sure you register to be able to vote in May elections

Authored by Mary

Residents in Plymouth have three weeks left to register to vote so that they can have their say at this year’s local elections in May.

Everyone that is registered before Friday 7 February will be included in the next Register publication. Individuals that do not register will not be included in the Register and will not be able to vote.

Canvassers have been visiting households...

Deputy Mayor Chaz Singh announces plans to stand for parliament

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Plymouth's present deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Chaz Singh has announced his intention to run for parliament at the next general election.

Cllr Singh hopes to be selected as the Labour Party's candidate and has declared his plans on a new Facebook page saying: "I'm standing to be Labour's candidate in Plymouth Sutton & Devonport. Plymouth is where I work, rest and play since 2002...