Sheffield local elections 2019 – vote bike!

Local elections in Sheffield are on Thursday 2nd May and ⅓ of councillors are up for election (1 in each ward).

If you aren’t already registered to vote you can do so here. It only takes a few minutes but you need to do so by the 12th of April.

You might feel that your vote doesn’t count but elections in Sheffield can be very close. In 2018 in Sheffield City ward the winning candidate won by 16 votes! You can view the ward results from last year here.

Where do the main parties stand?

Sheffield Liberal Democrats have published a manifesto which includes cycling proposals.

Sheffield Greens have published a manifesto which includes cycling proposals.

Sheffield Labour have published a manifesto which includes cycling proposals.

The other parties standing either have no local manifesto or no cycling proposals within their manifesto.

What should I ask candidates / canvassers?

If you speak to any candidates or political canvassers you should ask them what they will do to enable more people to cycle in Sheffield.

You could raise specific issues or concerns you have about your journeys in Sheffield.

You could ask what they will do to enable your children to walk or cycle safely to school.

You could ask them about Sheffield Council’s multi-million pound road widening plans to increase capacity for cars and how these plans fit in with our climate change emergency, illegal levels of air pollution and the council’s own targets for increasing cycling, walking and public transport use.

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