National Elections Update

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As well as the local elections, there are also national elections going on. The CTC and Sustrans are running national campaigns, and Birmingham Friends of the Earth have asked questions of all the Birmingham national election candidates (see our previous news item for more details)

The CTC's Vote Bike campaign has a results page which shows the responses that they have received, broken down by party and by region (such as the West Midlands). You can see how many people have sent emails to contact their candidates, and when you reach the individual constituency level, you can see the responses that individual candidates have given. This is a good source of information for you about your national election candidates. At the time of writing, Yardley has had the best response in Birmingham, with 4 candidates replying, with Erdington and Hall Green close behind with 3 candidates replying in each. 3 constituencies have not had any response from a candidate yet: in Perry Barr, Warley and Sutton Coldfield. If you live in one of these constituencies, please take the "Vote Bike" action to ask your candidates to for their opinions. (Birmingham Cyclist has discussion about which candidates have not yet responded, which may have more up-to-date information that this page)

Birmingham Friends of the Earth have published the replies to their national election candidates' survey. Question number 4 is about shifting transport investment nationally to sustainable transport such as cycling.