Come 5 May, thousands of people across the UK will be heading to the polls. Elections for regional representatives are happening across the devolved nations, as well as for the English and Welsh Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and in local elections for Mayors and councillors. You can now quiz your candidates on where they stand on cycling too!
Our President, Jon Snow, wrote to Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh and PCC candidates at the beginning of April asking them if they will help improve cycling in their areas, by supporting a range of specific measures. Their responses are coming in and being logged for you to see what their views on cycling are.
You can now contact your candidates via our Vote Bike 2016 tool, and ask them to support cycling in their area!
In Wales, we're calling for Assembly Member candidates to support our twin calls for funding of at least £10 per head and increased open access. Welsh voters also have the opportunity to vote for their next PCC too. This election we're asking PCC candidates to restore funding for roads policing making them safer for everyone.
In Scotland, we're supporting the collaborative campaign of Walk Cycle Vote, which is seeking MSP candidate support in the areas of funding, infrastructure and safety.
Similarly in Northern Ireland, we're working collaboratively with NI Greenways and Sustrans Northern Ireland asking MLA candidates to lock in annual cycling investment between £10 and £25 per head of population and support calls for the building of a 600 mile plus greenway network across Northern Ireland using predominantly the former railways which silently wind their way through much of the country.
For local and Mayoral elections, we've put together an article on what local campaign groups across England are doing.