Graffiti vandals target Plymouth office of Labour MP Luke Pollard

Plymouth MP Luke Pollard says there is 'no place for hate and abuse' after graffiti vandals targeted his constituency office.

The words 'Die Blair' were spray-painted on the door of the Labour MP's city base on Sunday.

Mr Pollard said he would like to invite the culprits for a meeting to discuss his concerns.

It came just hours after he spoke about a rise in 'abuse, insults, homophobia and slurs' online.

A spokesman for Mr Pollard said the graffiti has been reported to the police and will be removed today.

I want to invite whoever vandalised my office to have a conversation. There’s no place for the hate and abuse that we are seeing on the rise. The individual who did this is clearly concerned about something so much they will commit a criminal act to voice their concerns. I hope they’re concerned enough to have a conversation. My office remains open and my team are at work, safe and well. They do a superb job every day for the people I represent and they deserve to work in safe and secure workplace. I’m proud to be the first ever Plymouth MP to have a city-centre office and I believe having an office where people can walk up to while in town helps more people, makes me more accountable and is better for our politics.

Luke Pollard MP

The West Country Debate October: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, changing polls and climate change