East Londonderry Election Cycle 2017

When you go to vote on Thursday 2nd March 2017 in East Londonderry cycling might not be your top priority, but where candidates stand might have a bearing on where you place your preferences. We contacted all of the candidates standing for election to the Northern Ireland Assembly – below you can see if they responded and what they think of our ask:

Will you commit to invest at least £10 per head of population on cycling measures and pledge to support and build upon the urban and rural cycling strategies launched since August 2015?


Caoimhe Archibald (Sinn Féin)

“I am fully supportive of the cycling strategies and in investing in these. There are clear benefits to be had in terms of promoting a healthy, active lifestyle; helping to protect the environment by reducing reliance on cars for shorter journeys; and also to developing the tourism offering through Greenways and having a more receptive attitude cycling.”


Jordan Armstrong (TUV)

No response so far.


Maurice Bradley (DUP)

No response so far.


Gavin Campbell (PBPA)

“Yes we agree to commit.”


John Dallat (SDLP)

No response so far.


Anthony Flynn (Green)

“I can confirm that the Green Party has a manifesto committment to £25 per head on cycling and we agree to all of these cycle strategies.”


David Harding (Conservatives)

No response so far.


William McCandless (UUP)

No response so far.


Chris McCaw (Alliance)

“I am very pleased to support the three cycling policy asks.”


Adrian McQuillan (DUP)

No response so far.


Gerry Mullan (Independent)

No response so far.


Cathal Ó hOisín (Sinn Féin)

“I can confirm that Sinn Féin supports your 3 key asks as detailed below:

  • Investment: Sinn Féin supports funding for cycling of at least £10 per head of population, so as to encourage safer cycling conditions and see more people start cycling
  • Greenways: Sinn Féin supports the Greenways Strategy and the development of traffic-free greenways across the country to boost rural regeneration and tourism.
  • Legislation: Sinn Féin supports the introduction of an Active Travel Act to incorporate cycling and walking provision into land-use planning and new developments.

“Post-election I look forward to continuing to work with you and your colleagues as we seek to emphasise the health and social benefits of cycling.”


George Robinson (DUP)

No response so far.


Claire Sugden (Independent)

“Sure!  Best wishes with the campaign.”


Russell Watton (PUP)

No response so far.


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