We have contacted the major parties (Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative & Green) sending them a link to online questions asking about their support for cycling and asking individual candidates to reply. 

Link to the questionnaire

We have received replies from the candidates below. Clicking their name links to their reply.

Darren Yates (Green) Birdholme

Steve Lismore (Labour) Walton & West

Simon Geikie (Green) Walton & West

Dean Collins (Labour) Brimington, Hollingwood & Tapton

Marion Thorpe (Labour) Staveley North

Ludwig Ramsey (Labour) Spire

Paul Niblock (Lib Dem) Walton & West

By the way, we asked them to estimate how many cycle journeys were recorded on the station link each day in 2020. From data supplied by DCC it varied between a low of 120 in the winter and a max of 250 in warmer months.

John Boult (Conservative) Walton & West – in a personal email reply to our secretary (and to another of our members) he states that he is opposed to the Chatsworth Road section of the East West route and believes the ‘active travel’ funding would be better spent elsewhere in Derbyshire.

You may also be interested in reading about opposition to the route by Chesterfield Civic Society Cycle-superhighway-emails-late-April-2021-1 and Labour candidate Steve Lismore’s leaflet opposing the route Lismore propaganda

Here is a link to a FOI request in which the reply from Derbyshire County Council states who was consulted and what roads received a letter DCC-FoI-response_001

On the other hand Ludwig Ramsey (Labour) will ‘reprioritise road, footpath and cycleway projects’ ludwig Ramsey propaganda