West Tyrone Election Cycle 2017

When you go to vote on Thursday 2nd March 2017 in West Tyrone 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?


Michaela Boyle (Sinn Féin)

“Happy to support nigreenways Election Cycle.”


Barry Brown (CISTA)

Supported.


Thomas Buchanan (DUP)

No response so far.


Charlie Chittick (TUV)

No response so far.


Alicia Clarke (UUP)

No response so far.


Stephen Donnelly (Alliance)

“Happy to make that commitment and say yes to your question.”


Corey French (Independent)

“Yes, yes, yes. Delighted to support nigreenways Election manifesto.”


Roger Lomas (Conservatives)

“I will support the cause.”


Declan McAleer (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.”


Sorcha McAnespy (Independent)

No response so far.


Ciaran McClean (Green)

“Yes, the Green Party will commit to investing at least ten pounds per head of population for cycling measures.”


Daniel McCrossan (SDLP)

“Fully in support of greenways and cycle networks especially in West Tyrone that has limited public transport and a heavy reliance on personal vehicles. It’s my firm belief that they will effectively reduce emissions while also improving public health.”


Barry McElduff (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.”


Roisin McMackin (Independent )

“If elected I will support your manifest.”


Susan-Anne White (Independent)

No response so far.


Read more about Election Cycle 2017.

Comments are closed.

Top
%d bloggers like this: