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UK Independence Party makes pitch for your vote at Cambridge City Council elections 2019

By Peter Burkinshaw - UK Independence Party

Peter Burkinshaw, Cambridge UKIP candidate (9224414)
Peter Burkinshaw, Cambridge UKIP candidate (9224414)

Here are some of our policies for the local elections:

  • Scrap bus lanes. Many buses in Victoria Avenue, Milton Road and Trumpington Road do not drive in the bus lanes. The ones in Newmarket Road are counter-productive and prevent people getting into the correct lane to turn left until the last minute.
  • Convert many pedestrian controlled crossings to zebra. The pedestrian controlled crossings often result in nobody being able to move.
  • Enforce correct usage of cycle lanes where provided and stop cyclists illegally riding on footpaths.
  • Restore the original bus stop layout at the corner of Frank’s Lane. The present arrangement has created a 12-ft wide pavement and the buses now block half the road when they stop instead of letting all other traffic get past.
  • Spend less on creating facilities for cyclists and more on repairing roads.
  • Remove the speed camera on Elizabeth Way bridge. There are no junctions and you have to slow down at the roundabout end for the traffic lights.
  • Scrap the 20mph limits.

Visit ukip-cambridge.org.uk.

16 city council seats to be elected

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to elect candidates to 16 of the 42 Cambridge City Council seats.

The council, which is responsible for services including planning, housing, cultural events, car parks, bin collections and environmental health, is currently under Labour control. The Liberal Democrats, which has previously run the authority, will be hoping to make gains, as will the Green party. The Conservatives are fielding candidates too, and UKIP is contesting some wards. One Independent candidate, Sam Davies, will stand in Queen Edith’s (visit sam4qe.com).

In Trumpington, there are two candidates to be elected, due to the resignation of Donald Adey, following his move to Scotland. A by-election is also being held in the Trumpington division of Cambridgeshire County Council, following his resignation from that seat too.

Read all the party pitches for your vote at Cambridge City Council local elections 2019

Conservative pitch

Green Party pitch

Labour pitch

Liberal Democrats' pitch

UKIP pitch

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