Bevois ward

Summary: Elections to Southampton City Council in May 2018
Polling date: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
  • Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
  • Diane GALTON (The Conservative Party)
  • Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party)

Questions for Bevois ward candidates (6 questions)

Question 1

If elected will you sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Without a doubt

Question 2

Are you in favour of removing road space for cars and using this for safe segregated cycle superhighways similar to London?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Yes

Question 3

Are you in favour of lowering speed limits to 20mph in some residential areas to make it safer for people to walk and cycle?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Generally yes, but not where it would cause more air pollution.

Question 4

If elected what would you do to encourage cycling in Southampton?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Cycle myself to all meetings and encourage others to do so.

Question 5

If elected would you be in favour of allocating 10% of the local transport budget to cycling?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Certainly in favour of diverting funfs for cycling.

Question 6

If elected would you be in favour of a Workplace Parking Levy?

Vijay CHOPRA (Liberal Democrat)
Toqeer KATARIA (Labour Party)
Diana GALTON (The Conservative Party)
Ronald MELDRUM (Green Party) Would need to be reviewed, I think there may be exceptions eg electric cars, disabled people etc.