Newry & Armagh Election Cycle 2017

When you go to vote on Thursday 2nd March 2017 in Newry & Armagh 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?


Cathal Boylan (Sinn Féin)

“Sign me up.”


Jackie Coade (Alliance)

“What a fabulous scheme to run. I would be delighted to support such a scheme in its totality.”


Emmet Crossan (CISTA)

“Yes, yes, yes.”


Megan Fearon (Sinn Féin)

“I’m more than happy to support a brilliant cause. I know from family experience the many benefits of cycling. Further, Sinn Fein supports the investment you are proposing for our cycling infrastructure.”


William Irwin (DUP)

No response so far.


Danny Kennedy (UUP)

“As someone who initiated the ‘Cycling Revolution’ I’m happy to add my support to the 3 pledges.”


Justin McNulty (SDLP)

“I pledge my full support!”


Conor Murphy (Sinn Féin)

“Happy to support your pledge.”


Rowan Tunnicliffe (Green)

“The Green Party manifesto pledges to increase spending on cycling to £25 per person in Northern Ireland, therefore I am happy to support your pledge.”


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