Redbridge ward

April 25th, 2016
Summary: Elections to Southampton City Council in May 2016
Polling date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Richard JAMES (Green Party)
  • Preshan JEEVARATNAM (The Conservative Party)
  • Steve MCKINNON (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
  • Simon STOKES (Liberal Democrat)
  • Lee WHITBREAD (Labour Party)
  • Denise WYATT (Independent)

Questions for Redbridge ward candidates (2 questions)

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# Question 1

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

Richard JAMES (Green Party) Yes, I would sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign
Preshan JEEVARATNAM (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.
Steve MCKINNON (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) A response has been submitted on behalf of UK Independence Party candidates by the branch chairman, Pearline Hingston
Simon STOKES (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Lee WHITBREAD (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Denise WYATT (Independent) Yes.

# Question 2

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

Richard JAMES (Green Party) If elected, I would try to get future decision and planning for cycling infrastructure to be based upon the advice and opinions of cyclists and cycling groups.
I would push for more 20mph limits on residential streets – and to actually have these enforced.
While some main routes would be improved with separate cycle lanes, on many minor roads this isn’t practical. I feel most strongly that what is needed in the long term is better education of all road users to respect each other and the rules of the Highway Code.
I would also like to see a more long term schemes to encourage cycling. Cycle to work days and bike week get a few extra people out on their bikes, but when the event is over go back to their cars again.
One idea would be to challenge a small number of families that live and work in Southampton and do most of their journeys by car to switch over to cycling for one year. They would be loaned good quality bikes to meet their requirements such as carrying children and the shopping. They would get advice and support on planning routes, the bikes would be kept in good order by a trained mechanic and they would get rider training. They would commit to doing all journeys under 5 miles without using the car and keep a diary of their experiences. These experiences would then be publicised. At the end of the year, they would then receive a cash payment or the option to buy, at a discount, the bikes they have had on loan.
Preshan JEEVARATNAM (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.
Steve MCKINNON (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) A response has been submitted on behalf of UK Independence Party candidates by the branch chairman, Pearline Hingston
Simon STOKES (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Lee WHITBREAD (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Denise WYATT (Independent) I would work with Councillor Andrew Pope to continue improving cycling, particularly in Redbridge ward.  – Western Cycle Route – safer access near the Lidl site and protecting green spaces.
I support keeping the 20mph zone in Redbridge

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