Elections

East Cambridgeshire District Council by-election, April 2024: Ely West

Summary: District Council by-election to Ely West ward in April 2024
Polling date: Thursday 18th April 2024
Ward: Ely West
Candidates
(by surname):
  • DAVID IAN AMBROSE SMITH  (Conservative Party)
  • ROSS DAVID TRENT  (Liberal Democrat)
  • ADAM JOSHUA WILSON  (Labour Party)

Questions for Ely West ward candidates (4 questions)

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# Question 1

It has been good to see progress and funding on plans for a safe crossing of the A10 near the BP garage roundabout over the last year, following a campaign from local residents. This project is much-needed to allow pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians to safely access Lancaster Way and points west and south from Ely. What would you do as a district councillor to expedite progress on the scheme and ensure it is delivered as soon as possible?

DAVID IAN AMBROSE SMITH
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ROSS DAVID TRENT
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ADAM JOSHUA WILSON
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

On a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is ‘extremely poor’ and 10 is ‘excellent’, how do you rate provision for cycling:
- In your ward?
- In East Cambridgeshire as a whole?
Please include comments on why you have given these scores.

DAVID IAN AMBROSE SMITH
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ROSS DAVID TRENT
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ADAM JOSHUA WILSON
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

There are many simple improvements that could help more people walk and wheel within Ely. For example, on Market Street, the pavement could be widened near the bus stops by the removal of a couple of parking spaces and a crossing and dropped kerbs could be added over Lynn Road at the end of Market Street by the museum. What other pedestrian improvements would you like to see?

DAVID IAN AMBROSE SMITH
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ROSS DAVID TRENT
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ADAM JOSHUA WILSON
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

Since 2012 there has been talk of making the speed ramps on The Gallery and Barton Road safer for cyclists, but the work doesn’t qualify for Local Highways Improvement funding. What would you do to encourage Cambridgeshire County Council to repair/maintain these ramps?

DAVID IAN AMBROSE SMITH
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ROSS DAVID TRENT
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
ADAM JOSHUA WILSON
(Labour 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.