The following candidates are standing in Bournville:
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||Brookes||Steven John|
|Green Party||Jamieson||Ian James|
|Labour and Co-operative Party||Locke||Mary Anne|
|Liberal Democrats||Sword||Trevor Peter|
A Birmingham wide response has been received from the Conservative Party, the Green Party and the Labour Party.
Ian Jamieson (Green Party) has given us this response:
- Parts of Birmingham City Council’s plan for transport are good and in line with our aims: we need a more comprehensive, better integrated public transport network including reopening and upgrading rail routes, better provision for cyclists, and road safety and traffic calming measures including 20mph limits where appropriate. We cannot give a blanket endorsement to the white paper. We consider HS2 an inappropriate development which will soak up huge amounts of public money and result in rising property prices in Birmingham as Londoners find it practical to commute to work from Birmingham city centre. The business case for HS2 has also been discredited, not to mention its effects on the countryside.
- Yes, in consultation with local residents.
- Closing roads may not be the best solution to the problem of rat runs - traffic calming measures may be more appropriate. We would consider this on a case-by-case basis.
- Yes, strongly support this.