Peartree ward

May 6th, 2015
Summary: Elections to Southampton City Council in May 2015
Polling date: Thursday 7th May 2015
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
  • Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party)
  • Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party)
  • David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
  • Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party)

Questions for Peartree ward candidates (8 questions)

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# Question 1

What experience do you have of cycling in the Southampton area?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) I used to cycle a lot in Southampton, but following a neck operation 5 years ago now I have severe nerve damage in my spine.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

We believe that 20mph should be the norm for local streets in residential areas (as distinct from main connecting roads). 20mph would: greatly encourage walking and cycling; improve the quality of life in an area for residents; and would not delay car journeys significantly (because only the start/end of a journey would be affected). Do you agree that 20mph should become the norm for local streets in Southampton?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Yes, makes perfect sense.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

11,000 people took part in last year’s Sky Ride in Southampton. If you are elected what would you do to encourage these same people to cycle regularly in the city.

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Make sure that the base infrastructure is in place.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

How important do you consider the role of active travel (cycling and walking) in improving the air quality in the city and so avoid paying a large fine to the EU.

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Incredibly important.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

London’s Mayor has launched plans for proper prioritisation of space for cycling in London, with a 15-mile substantially-segregated route by removing traffic lanes from cars, three ‘mini-Hollands’ and more. Would you and your party support a new London-style bike plan for Southampton?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Yes certainly.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 6

Do you believe that Dutch-quality cycle provision, with cycle tracks that are separate both from pedestrians and motor traffic and that have priority over side roads should be our aspiration and should a) be included within all new traffic schemes and b) be considered and consulted on for all modifications to existing schemes?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Yes, I lived in the Netherlands for 12 years so have seen first hand what a success this can be if worked properly.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 7

Do you support our view that traffic policing, of all groups of road users (cyclists, drivers, etc), should become a greater police priority, and that this should be evidence-based, namely based on the relative levels of danger presented by each such group?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Yes.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 8

Do you have any other general cycling-related comments or points? And what support have you given for cycling and walking, or sustainable transport more generally, in the recent past?

Eileen Margaret BOWERS  (Liberal Democrat) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Graham Michael HENRY (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Yes.
Alex HOUGHTON (The Conservative Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Gemma MATHIESON (Green Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
David NIGHTINGALE (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Darren PAFFEY (Labour Party) The candidate has not responded to the survey.

Southampton Cycling Campaign is a non-partisan body. All candidates are given an equal opportunity to submit their views.

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