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I've been one of Plymouth's local Members of Parliament since 2005 and am proud to represent our city in Westminster.


This website is one of the ways that you can find out more information about me, what I'm doing locally and in the House of Commons. If there are issues that you would like me to raise or if you have concerns about your area then please get in touch; I'll always do my best to help.






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  • Douglas Alexander comment on the ongoing violence in Gaza

    Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the ongoing violence in Gaza, said:  “The killing of sleeping Palestinian children taking shelter in a school has horrified even those hardened to sustained suffering.  “The reaction of people across the world to these scenes of bloodshed is to ask how

  • Emma Reynolds speech - The Choice on housing

    *****CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***** Thank you for that introduction. It’s great to be here in Nottingham. I am proud of the work that the Labour council, under the leadership of Jon Collins, is doing here. Doubling the city’s tram network to boost the local economy. Preserving frontline services and driving forward

  • Soaring bill for agency staff doubled under David Cameron - Andy Burnham

    Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to new NHS spending figures for agency nurses and doctors, said: “The soaring bill for agency staff, now bleeding the NHS dry, has doubled under David Cameron and is a direct consequence of his NHS reorganisation. “He axed thousands of nursing posts

  • Tories have shown they cannot be trusted with Ofsted - Tristram Hunt

    Tristram Hunt MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the appointment of David Hoare as chairman of Ofsted, said: "The Tories have shown they cannot be trusted with Ofsted. They first undermined its independence by sacking Sally Morgan and trying to appoint cronies in her place. Playing politics with children’s


  • Labour MP’s seek to strengthen National Minimum Wage

    Labour MPâs seek to strengthen National Minimum Wage

    Alison was delighted to co-sponsor a Private Members Bill last week, presented by Dan Jarvis MP, which seeks to strengthen the National Minimum Wage and help make work pay. Labour wants to raise the value of the minimum wage and restore its ambition. The Bill calls on the government to introduce an ambitious target to increase minimum wage over the...

  • Be a hero – sign up as a bone marrow donor

    Be a hero â sign up as a bone marrow donor

    Alison wants more people in Plymouth to become Bone Marrow donors. According to the UK blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, Alison’s constituency, Plymouth Moor View, has 379 potential donors on the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register. This is great, but out of all 650 constituencies in Britain, Plymouth Moor View ranks just 600th. Alison is therefore calling on more of...



    As part of Labour’s plans to improve services for patients and ease pressure on local hospitals like Derriford, there will be a guarantee for patients to be able to see a GP within 48 hours or on the same day if they need to be seen quickly. GP surgeries across the country will be given an extra £100 million...


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