Support the campaign to save Devonport-based assault ships


Council Leader Ian Bowyer and Shadow Leader Tudor Evans launch the campaign to save HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

 

Plymouth residents and businesses are being urged to show their support for a campaign to prevent cuts to Devonport based ship and Royal Marines. (Watch the video)

The cross-party campaign calls for a re-think on leaked Government proposals to decommission the amphibious assault ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark as part of a package of cost-cutting measures.

Up to 1,000 Royal Marines are also said to be at risk.

The assault ships are essential to the UK’s defence as they enable the Royal Marines to deploy quickly using landing craft and helicopters, as well as provide humanitarian aid.

It is feared that if they are cut, the case for Plymouth being the centre of the Navy’s amphibious capability could be weakened and potentially lead to the movement of the Marines out of the city.

These decisions could inflict a major blow to Plymouth and we have commissioned work to determine their value to the city and regional economy.

We are now asking Plymouth residents to sign an online petition and to email or write to the Prime Minister calling for a re-think on the plans.

We have already been working with Plymouth MPs to lobby the Government on this issue.

You can do two things to show your support:

SIGN the online petition at: https://petition.parliament.uk and search ‘Devonport’

TELL the Prime Minister.

Email her at: https://email.number10.gov.uk/

Or write to her at:

The Rt. Honourable Theresa May MP

Prime Minister

10 Downing Street London

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