The following candidates are standing in Erdington:
|Trade Union and Socialist Coalition||Foster||Joe|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||Gayle||Justin Alexander|
|Green Party||Grant||Ulla Barbro|
|Labour Party||Heron||Keith Alexander|
|National Health Action Party||Mikula-Deegan||Krystyna Teresa|
|Liberal Democrats||Mills||Philip David|
|Conservative Party||Moore||Gareth Raymond|
A Birmingham wide response has been received from the Conservative Party, the Green Party and the Labour Party.
Krystyna Mikula-Deegan (National Health Action Party) gave us this response:
- Yes, I support Birmingham City Council's new vision for transport as laid out in the Birmingham Connected white paper, though I think there should be more emphasis on the provision of cycle lanes. I am a great advocate of cycling, but I believe in greater promotion of cycling safety, as one of my cousins who had been a keen cyclist, was sadly killed whilst out riding his bike.
- That of course means that I will gladly call for a 20mph speed limit in roads in the Ward.
- I will support efforts to secure funding annually for cycling, though in the current financial climate, it might be difficult to obtain £10 per person and therefore I think it might be worth considering another option; ie of promoters of cycling events and indeed anyone connected with cycling, such as sales etc to contribute on a regular basis.
- Yes, I will call for pedestrian and cycle crossings in my ward to respond to the button press in under 10 seconds.
- Yes, I will promote the closure of residential roads to rat running motor traffic. I think that's a great idea, though please remember that those who are in positions to influence such decisions will primarily be drivers!
- Yes, I will support small projects in Wards to help create joined up cycle routes for local journeys in my Ward. That's a very sensible idea.