Harefield ward

May 4th, 2016
Summary: Elections to Southampton City Council in May 2016
Polling date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Peter BAILLIE (The Conservative Party)
  • Chris BLUEMEL (Green Party)
  • John Robert Charles DENNIS (Liberal Democrat)
  • Bo FLETCHER (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
  • Val LAURENT (The Conservative Party)
  • Carol LLOYD (Liberal Democrat)
  • Mary LLOYD (Labour Party)
  • Daniel LUCAS (Labour Party)
  • Michael MAWLE (Green Party)
  • Graham O`REILLY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

Questions for Harefield ward candidates (2 questions)

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# Question 1

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

Peter BAILLIE (The Conservative Party) A response has been submitted on behalf of all Conservative Party candidates by the group spokesperson for Environment and Transport, Councillor Steven Galton.
Chris BLUEMEL (Green Party) Yes, I will be signing up to Space For Cycling.
John Robert Charles DENNIS (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Bo FLETCHER (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val LAURENT (The Conservative Party) A response has been submitted on behalf of all Conservative Party candidates by the group spokesperson for Environment and Transport, Councillor Steven Galton.
CJohn Robert Charles DENNIS (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Mary LLOYD (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Daniel LUCAS (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Michael MAWLE (Green Party) I would enthusiastically sign up to the Space for Cycling Campaign.
Graham O`REILLY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

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

Peter BAILLIE (The Conservative Party) A response has been submitted on behalf of all Conservative Party candidates by the group spokesperson for Environment and Transport, Councillor Steven Galton.
Chris BLUEMEL (Green Party)
I believe we need investment in both infrastructure and road safety enhancements, and in education and public awareness.
I believe that the majority of residential roads and shopping streets can be made safe for cyclists by reducing road speeds to 20mph.  Faster roads should have provision for cycle lanes or paths as appropriate to the road.  In the longer-term, I will push for parallel cycle paths to be built along the main trunk roads from the city centre to the outskirts (e.g. Thomas Lewis Way, Millbrook Road), as this would effectively create direct safe cycle routes from all of the suburbs to the city centre.

In addition to this, I will investigate the possibility of a public information campaign to highlight the benefits of cycling – faster journeys at peak time, no city centre parking charges, the health benefits.

 I am aware that the cycle campaign have criticised the council for either not consulting on relevant plans, or doing so and then ignoring the responses.  I would make efforts to resolve these were I to be elected.
John Robert Charles DENNIS (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Bo FLETCHER (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val LAURENT (The Conservative Party) A response has been submitted on behalf of all Conservative Party candidates by the group spokesperson for Environment and Transport, Councillor Steven Galton.
CJohn Robert Charles DENNIS (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Mary LLOYD (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Daniel LUCAS (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Michael MAWLE (Green Party) I would take every relevant opportunity to press for the levels of spending on cycling to be increased as recommended by the parliamentary report, “Get Britain Cycling”, as well as familiarise myself with issues and possibilities relating to cycling.
Graham O`REILLY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
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