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Question 3 - we asked:

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?

We asked this question:

6 of the 7 candidates (86%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Graham BRIGHT
(Conservative Party)

This should be part of a normal police approach. Again it is operational and again I support action being taken.

Stephen GOLDSPINK
(English Democrats)

Yes, but as I said above, we need someone as Police Commissioner who really can release more resources to the front line, despite overall funding cuts. During my camnpaign I have already challenged the police about cycling in Huntingdon High Street after meeting a concerned elderly resident there.

Farooq MOHAMMED
(Independent)

In principle, yes. But of course we have to be realistic and manage the public's expectation with the resources available.

Ed MURPHY
(Labour Party)

This has been a local priority in North Cambridgeshire, fines are used. However I think warnings should also be given.

Rupert MOSS-ECCARDT
(Liberal Democrat)

It should certainly be a priority. Early intervention reduces later costs in terms of collisions and injuries. I can't pledge to prioritising specific activities now as I don't yet have the full picture and already have a number of interested groups requesting primacy. That being said I shall be able to ask for there to be time-limited campaigns to encourage good behaviour through penalties and education.

Paul BULLEN
(UK Independence Party)

I think that anyone who commits a traffic offence should be dealt with.

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.