Elections

Local elections (County), June 2009: Castle

Summary: Elections to Cambridgeshire County Council in June 2009.
Polling date: Thursday 4th June 2009
Division:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON  (Liberal Democrat)
  • John BUCKINGHAM  (Labour Party)
  • John HIPKIN  (Independent)
  • Stephen R LAWRENCE  (Green Party)
  • Edward A MACNAGHTEN  (Conservative Party)

Questions for Castle division candidates (5 questions)

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# Question 1

There is a major shortage of cycle parking all around the city. Cycle theft is over 10% of all reported crime in the County. Do you have any suggestions for locations for cycle parking? Would you be willing to see a very small proportion of on-street car parking being replaced by on-street cycle parking in your ward? How will you progress towards a situation where every resident and every worker in each ward can keep a bike safe?

Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John BUCKINGHAM
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John HIPKIN
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stephen R LAWRENCE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward A MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

Do you support our view that traffic policing (including fining of cyclists without lights or using pedestrian-only pavements) should become a greater police priority?

Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John BUCKINGHAM
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John HIPKIN
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stephen R LAWRENCE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward A MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

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 Cambridge and surrounding villages?

Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John BUCKINGHAM
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John HIPKIN
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stephen R LAWRENCE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward A MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

If the County Council's proposed Congestion Charge goes ahead, it is likely that the associated up-front money that would be received from the government to support prior improvements to public transport and cycling would be of the order of some £500m spread over five years. This is roughly ten times the amount the County currently receives for transport. If the scheme goes ahead, what would be your priorities for use of this up-front money?

Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John BUCKINGHAM
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John HIPKIN
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stephen R LAWRENCE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward A MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

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 past?

Belinda M BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John BUCKINGHAM
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
John HIPKIN
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stephen R LAWRENCE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward A MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

Camcycle is a non-partisan body. All candidates are given an equal opportunity to submit their views. Information published by Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign), The Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL.