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Election Survey 2023 – Summary by Question







	
	

10. Do you support increasing the number of school streets in your local council area?



Candidate
Party
Answer
Response
April Preston
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
"I welcome more pedestrianisation. Inspired by the movement we saw in spinningfields - Mcc were brought to shame with their hostility to what ended up being a move welcomed by both resident and business owner. "

Yes
Amna Abdullatif
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Sam Al-Hamdani
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"We have driven (pun intended) the introduction of a school streets scheme in our ward, having first brought the approach to the attention of the Council, and been actively pursuing the introduction of ANPR cameras to support it. "

Yes
Ahmed Ali
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Azra Ali
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Luke Allan
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Kathleen Allen
Green (Salford)
"As councils and communities, we should show children that we care about their wellbeing."

Yes
Dane Anderton
Labour (Wigan)
"We currently have two in my ward but the issues we face are staffing these, no funding is provided to staff these and responsibility falls on the school or volunteers who are already overstretched in most cases. I would like to see some innovation in this area as to how we can enact them at lower resource cost to council and schools."

Yes
Stuart Ardern
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"If elected, I would support local communitites who wish to make this happen. However, it's not simple and will not be quick. Your background notes the "huge volunteer effort" that has gone into trials. Replacing that with council effort implies enormous cost, competing for council resources against a lot of other priorities."

Yes
Renate Aspden
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jake Austin
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Our group has made it easier to implement these schemes over the years and I will happily support there introduction in areas where residents support them. "

Yes
Jill Axford
Labour (Trafford)
"School streets are one initiative to make people more aware of the need to reduce cars and improve the air quality around schools, so I fully support them, as I understand many parents do. However, we can't just rely on volunteers to ensure that this is enforced, we need automatic number plate recognition, and this does not not per se reduce car usage as parents still drive their children to school. I am currently chairing a scrutiny task and finish group on reducing car usage, a massive challenge!"

Yes
Elizabeth Bain
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Rayne Barrett
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Seb Bate
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Diana Battersby
Green (Salford)
Yes
Grace Baynham
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"I would support them if we can get them to work. At the moment there has been about a 50% success rate and I think that would need to change if we are going to roll them out more widely. "

Undecided
Leslie Bell
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Mathew Benham
Labour (Manchester)
"I support the school streets programme and I was really pleased that my motion on Active Travel to Schools was passed at Full Council in July 2022. As ward councillors in Chorlton we have supported one of our primary schools as they trial a school streets initiative. "

Yes
Kobe Bibbon
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Louise Bird
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Peter Black
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Paul Blinkhorn
Labour (Wigan)
Undecided
Steve Bowater
Green (Trafford)
"Trafford Council were promising to create safe walking and cycling routes in the 1990's, yet we still don't have any safe routes to school. "School Streets" and "Safe Routes to School" would be a high priority."

Yes
Margaret Boysen
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"Good idea"

Yes
Phil Brickell
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Garry Bridges
Labour (Manchester)
"I support this and have worked with Council colleagues to try to make them happen. They can be difficult given the time commitment required and the huge pressure that everyone across the public sector is under and I will continue to try to make them easier and to support schools who want to see school streets. "

Yes
John Bright
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Gareth Brown
Conservative (Manchester)
Yes
June Buchan
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Grace Buczkowska
Green (Manchester)
"Pollution levels near Brooklands schools often vastly exceeds the WHO safe limits. This is a huge concern for many families, so it would be good to see school streets at least tried at every school in areas of high pollution."

Yes
Jacob Buffett
Green (Manchester)
"I am in favour of increasing the number of school streets in the ward. Not only will this benefit children's health but also encourage commuters to find other ways to travel."

Yes
Fiona Bullock
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Jon Byrne
Labour (Stockport)
"I would support all applications for school streets and would also help promote bike buses and funded bikability within schools."

Yes
Michael Byron
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Claire Byron
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Emma Cammell
Labour (Salford)
Yes
Brian Candeland
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Rodrigo Capucho Paulo
Green (Trafford)
"A school street is a law. A school street against pollution is a law against pollution."

Yes
Christine Carrigan
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Rick Carter
Independent (Wigan)
Yes
Noelle Caruso-Kelly
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Asa Caton
Edgeley Community Association (Stockport)
Yes
Josh Charters
Labour (Oldham)
"Yes and I am really happy to see Oldham Council already trialling school streets, and I would like to see the use of technology to help enforce this, and this could be extended to other areas to reduce parking and idling cars, for example on Union Street in Oldham Town Centre."

Yes
Kevin Chatterton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Adnan Chaudhry
Labour (Bury)
Undecided
Geraldine Coggins
Green (Trafford)
"Again something we've been pushing the council on for years. So far only one exists in Trafford and it only happens intermittently, thanks to the generosity of volunteers and supportive school staff."

Yes
Danny Cooke
Independent (Wigan)
Yes
Bryn Coombe
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Mike Cordingley
Labour (Trafford)
"We've been woeful on this."

Yes
Robbie Cowbury
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"The scheme in our ward has been hugely successful and something we have already been publicly campaigning for more of!"

Yes
Gaynor Cox
Labour (Bolton)
"Not sure if this would be possible/beneficial in my local ward, for example. Interesting initiative but it would need further investigation and trials. Enforcing with cameras will no doubt be too costly. Encouraging parents and children to walk to/from school would, however, be a positive scheme."

Undecided
Liz Crix
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Alex Crompton
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Majid Dar
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Will Dawson
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Trials need to be piloted first."

Undecided
Mark Devereux
Green (Bolton)
"I know that they're not popular in all quarters but they are an essential tool "

Yes
Jade Doswell
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Alexander Drury
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sam Dugdale
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Benjamin Dundas
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Sam Easterby-Smith
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Jess Eastoe
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Bernard Ekbery
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Michael Elston
Independent (Manchester)
"I would support this as long as we provide alternative safe drop off points in the vicinity of the school."

Undecided
Shaun Ennis
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"I am actively involved in campaigns to do exactly this across my area. "

Yes
Ummrana Farooq
Labour (Bury)
Yes
Sean Fielding
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
James Fish
Independent Network (Wigan)
Undecided
Rachael Flaszczak
Independent Network (Wigan)
Yes
Richard Fletcher
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Linda Freeman
Green (Tameside)
Yes
James Frizzell
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Anna Fryer
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Amanda Gardner
Green (Manchester)
"Congestion and pollution are a very real issue in areas close to schools - closing roads to promote access on foot not only encourages gentle exercise, but prevents road accidents while improving air quality. "

Yes
Hazel Gibb
Independent (Trafford)
Yes
John Gillatt
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Kate Gilmartin
Green (Trafford)
Undecided
Hazel Gloster
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"Key changes need to be tackled around schools which will not necessarily be a one size fits all resolution"

Undecided
Chris Gloster
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"As long as it can be evidenced that this will not move the issue to surrounding streets "

Yes
Luke Greenhalgh
Leigh & Atherton independents (Wigan)
Yes
Shelley Guest
Labour (Wigan)
"The area around schools should be safe for children, however closures whether they are time restricted or for longer periods need to take into consideration the wider impact of traffic taking alternative routes. If the journey would become considerably longer or create traffic jams then this will counteract the original.purpose of the school street."

Undecided
VICTOR HAGAN
INDEPENDENT REFORM BURY (Bury)
No
Thomas Hague
Labour (Trafford)
"In principle, but would like to understand better"

Undecided
Louie Hamblett
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Philip Handscomb
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Joanne Harding
Labour (Trafford)
"I am involved with the Urmston pilot currently"

Yes
Richard Hardisty
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Where local people want and have worked to make them easier to implement over the last few years I would support this idea. However the options to enforce outside London are different to the opportunities and capacities available to councils like Stockport. "

Yes
Dominic Hardwick
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Where they are wanted, we will support their implementation. We have already made them easier to bring in. However, we don't have the same capabilities to enforce them as the London councils do."

Yes
Chris Hargreaves
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jayson Allan Hargreaves
Leigh West Independent (Wigan)
Yes
Garth Harkness
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Julia Harrison
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Alison Hawdale
Green (Manchester)
"This would be rolled out across Manchester and be given priority."

Yes
Roger Hayes
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
Yes
Glyn Heath
Green (Bury)
Yes
David Henry
Green (Salford)
Yes
Amanda Hickling
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Mike Hill
Labour (Stockport)
"Again in principle this is a sound idea but logistically it may not be either appropriate or possible for all schools. An incentive policy to encourage this on a school to school basis may be a better way of promoting this policy than random trials. "

Undecided
Julie Hilling
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Deborah Hind
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sally Hirst
Labour (Trafford)
"Yes not only will this be excellent for the environment but also better for children’s safety if there are less cars near schools "

Yes
Emma Hirst
Labour (Trafford)
"It is not safe to walk to our local school because of congestion - I would welcome this initiative."

Yes
Jeremy Hoad
Independent (Manchester)
"I have already supported and helped at school street trials in Levenshulme. When implemented school streets must be done so they do not simply displace the problem to surrounding areas."

Yes
Paul Hodges
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Jamie Hodgkinson
Independent Network (Wigan)
Yes
Mark Hollinrake
Green (Rochdale)
Yes
Keith Holloway
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"We support these where this is what local people want and have worked to make them easier to implement over the last few years. The options to enforce outside London are different to the opportunities and capacities they have compared to other councils like Stockport. "

Yes
Karen Hon
Labour (Bolton)
" I think this is something to aim for but public transport in Greater Manchester is not at a standard for parents to rely on getting to work. I live in an area of social deprivation many parents are already struggling to fit working hours around school hours and can not access affordable child care. I feel the stress of this on many families would be too much without other provisions put into place first. Although I do appreciate that the current set up at school time outside most schools is not sustainable and is hazardous. "

Undecided
Nick Hubble
Green (Bury)
Yes
Lee Huntbach
Green (Tameside)
"I am forced to regularly campaign outside schools at the start of the school day due to irresponsible and polluting behaviour of a significant minority of drivers."

Yes
Mark Hunter
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"We support these where this is what local people want and have worked to make them easier to implement over the last few years. The options to enforce outside London are different to the opportunities and capacities they have compared to other councils like Stockport."

Yes
Khalid Hussain
Conservative (Bury)
"In principle, this is a good initiative, but in practice would resources and volunteers be available to implement the policy? "

Undecided
Lauren Hutchinson
Green (Bury)
"In principle I support increasing the number of school streets however, as with most of my other responses, careful consideration needs to be taken of unintended consequences and ensuring that this is a solution which truly addresses the root cause of the issue. It's vital we keep our children safe. I don't think anyone would dispute that. However it's important to consider why parents choose to drive their children to school and that provisions are made for disabled children and parents too. Closing a street may increase the burden of travel for the disabled community."

Yes
DAVID JARMAN
Labour (Trafford)
"I am pursuing a School Street for a local school where I am a governor"

Yes
Mike Jarvis
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Dan Jerrome
Green (Trafford)
"Our Council is moving to slowly on School Streets, so far they have only one example. We want to see this happen much more quickly, with greater support and backing. "

Yes
Alan Johnson
Green (Bolton)
Yes
David Jones
Green (Salford)
Yes
David Jones
Independent (Rochdale)
"The emotive subject of children will almost certainly evoke people to answer 'yes' to this question. However, the effects of closing a road is subjective to each individual school and will not necessarily work very well in some areas. Most schools already have parking restrictions directly outside, so does this mean closing larger sections of the road? Who will pay for camera control and it's upkeep? Most parents who drop their children off at school are often on their way to work and time can be pressing, so this will not stop them using their vehicles. Therefore closing roads will simply push vehicles into surrounding streets potentially causing more congestion, a concentration of pollution and create problems for surrounding residents. Thankfully, the air quality is improving all the time and with diesel cars being phased out, so cars will become less of a pollution issue. I can't help but feel like the green agenda is a war on the motorist. 🙂 "

Undecided
Jilly Julian
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Fully support school streets where the community want and support them. (I'm not sure that the London/Stockport comparison works regarding enforcement, though)."

Yes
Mark Kenyon
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Richard Kilpatrick
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
"Again I am open to this in principle but would need to understand that implications for my local area. "

Undecided
Philip Kochitty
Green (Bolton)
Yes
David Lancaster
Labour (Salford)
No
Gary Lawson
Green (Stockport)
"A school street was established in my Ward, but sadly removed because funding was discontinued."

Yes
Deb Leftwich
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Stephen Leicester
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jane Leicester
Green (Trafford)
"Absolutely and feel frustrated that these are not progressing "

Yes
Simon Lepori
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Steve Little
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Joe Lynch
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Alicia Marland
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"We have two in our ward which should be going live soon"

Yes
Jonathan Martin
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
"I've pushed for engine-off zones around schools in old moat"

Yes
Alice Mason-Power
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Vicky Matthews
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Su Matthews
Labour (Salford)
Yes
Anthony McCaul
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
James McGlashan
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Lee McStein
Labour (Wigan)
"Living directly across from a busy primary school and seeing the poor provision of pavement standing at peak school times, I feel this is a great idea. I would however question where the money to fund/staff this could come from, with a current trend of extremely tight school budgets and also some consideration to how this would impact on non-school traffic if vehicles were pushed back to main roads/local public parking."

Yes
David Meller
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Helena Mellish
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Mario Miniaci
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Meenakshi Minnis
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"Want them funded by highways, not schools budgets"

Yes
James Morley
Leigh and Atherton Independents (Wigan)
Yes
Charlotte Morris
Labour (Bury)
Yes
George Morris
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Kevin Morris
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Tom Morrison
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
Yes
Emily Mort
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Dave Murphy
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Andrew Nadin
Green (Salford)
Yes
Chris Northwood
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Maureen O'Bern
Independent (Wigan)
No
Killian O'Brien
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Liz O'Neill
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Chris Ogden
Green (Manchester)
"I live near a school in my ward and traffic on my street increases visibly before and after the school bell. If we can find a way of making school streets a more viable prospect across Hulme, we should do so."

Yes
Wendy Olsen
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Stuart Oxbrow
Green (Salford)
Yes
Michael Padfield
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Jihyun Park
Conservative (Bury)
Yes
Liz Patel
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Adrian Pearce
Labour (Tameside)
Yes
John Pearson
Stockport Fights Austerity - No to Cuts (Stockport)
"Our children must be protected from air pollution. I woud support this scheme. I would also support heavy penalties upon motorists who leave engines ticking over when picking up children from schools. "

Yes
Chris Perriam
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Dennis Pirdzuns
Green (Manchester)
"Every street that can feasibly turned into a School street should be made a permanent School street as soon as possible. The benefits of it are absolute worth it."

Yes
Diane Plunkett
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Laura Potter
Green (Manchester)
"Absolutely. Huge problem throughout Manchester but also in Whalley Range and Chorlton. "

Yes
Michael Powell
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Brian Preece
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Shirley Procter
Labour (Trafford)
"School streets are vital for the safety and well-being of our children. I would also like to see 20MPH zones around all schools in Trafford."

Yes
Robert Raikes
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Chitra Ramachandran
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sheila Ramsdale
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Dave Rawson
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Shaughan Rick
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Rod Riesco
Green (Bolton)
Yes
Iain Roberts
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
Yes
Mark Anthony Roberts
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"I support these where this is what local people want and have worked to make them easier to implement over the last few years. The options to enforce outside London however are different to the opportunities and capacities they have particularly compared to other councils like Stockport. "

Yes
Luke Robinson
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Scott Robinson
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Joe Ryan
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Ulrich Savary
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Christopher Seed
Green (Salford)
"We should encourage more walking buses and discourage parents from collecting kids in cars."

Yes
Will Sharp
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Pauline Sheaff
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Basat Sheikh
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Cllr. Richard Silvester
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Martin Skelton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jane Slater
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Lisa Smart
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"I'm very happy to support school streets where local residents are in favour of them."

Yes
Quinton Smith
Leigh and Atherton Independents (Wigan)
No
Adam Smithson
Green (Salford)
Yes
John Southworth
Labour (Bury)
"Yes, with full prior consultation of local residents, schools and businesses."

Yes
Hannah Spencer
Green (Trafford)
"This seems like a really basic thing to have- all schools should be safe for those who need to access them. We've repeatedly been calling for this in Trafford for a number of years."

Yes
Tom Stewart
Green (Trafford)
"Again something The Green Party has been pushing the council on for years. So far only one exists in Trafford and it only happens intermittently, thanks to the generosity of volunteers and supportive school staff."

Yes
Angeliki Stogia
Labour (Manchester)
"I am very proud to support school streets in Whalley Range as a member and a volunteer"

Yes
Gordon Stone
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
"I am only standing as a paper candidate and do not expect to be elected"

Yes
Owain Sutton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Steve Sutton
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Paul Swansborough
Reform UK (Trafford)
"Closing school streets will just increase already congested roads in Davyhulme which will lead to even more air pollution to wider residents. I would support improving the road infrastructure to keep the traffic moving safely instead. "

No
Lisa Swarbrick
Green (Salford)
Yes
Howard Sykes
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Sophie Taylor
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Cristina Tegolo
Liberal Democrats (Bury)
Undecided
Steven Tennant
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Linda Thomas
Labour (Bolton)
Undecided
Lynne Thompson
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Andrew Threlfall
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Ludo Tolhurst-Cleaver
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"GM should also look at greater use of 20mph limits and consider adopoting ‘play streets’ as found in Germany. "

Yes
Steve Torley
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Charles Turner
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Maria Turner
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
David Turner
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Lucy Turner
Conservative (Tameside)
"I do not think this is such an issue in my ward, and have not heard of this, son eed to look into it further."

Undecided
Scott Turner-Preece
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
Yes
Richard Tyldesley
Green (Trafford)
Undecided
Dick Venes
Green (Manchester)
"Provided they have a significant impact and do not result in parents just parking as little further away from schools, as happens at the moment. "

Yes
Claire Vibert
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Debra Wailes
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Ashley Walker
Stockport Fights Austerity No to Cuts (Stockport)
Yes
Karl Wardlaw
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Samantha Watkin
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Dominic Wells
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"We support these where this is what local people want and have worked to make them easier to implement over the last few years. The options to enforce outside London are different to the opportunities and capacities they have compared to other councils like Stockport."

Yes
Jake Welsh
Green (Manchester)
"School streets improve air qualify for staff and students as well as make it safer to travel to and from school by active travel."

Yes
Michael Welton
Green (Trafford)
"I have recently helped conduct two school street surveys for schools in my ward. I very much hope to see our first local school streets put in place during my next term if re-elected. "

Yes
Pete West
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"I support the principle of school streets where local residents and schools want them. I would support investigating opportunities to expand enforcement options and capacities where possible."

Yes
Margaret Westbrook
Green (Trafford)
"Again Green councillors have pushed for this - but sadly there is openly yet one in the whole of Trafford - thanks to committed staff and parents at the school "

Yes
Luciya Whyte
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Anastasia Wiest
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Jo Williams
Labour (Stockport)
"Again depends on public transport offer in each area"

Undecided
James Wilson
Labour (Manchester)
"This is something I would like to see happening in Didsbury East"

Yes
David Wilson
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Rachel Wise
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Annette Wright
Labour (Manchester)
"It is essential to reduce air pollution around schools. We are pleased that we have been able to introduce a pedestrian crossing, giving safer access to one of our primary schools but much more needs to be done. We are discussing ways to improve active travel and air quality in our ward and I would support the introduction of school streets in relevant places. "

Yes
Paul Wright
Labour (Stockport)
"I'd need more trials but so far like the idea. I wouldn't want to promise something and break it, but they can be workable. Especially as there are unnecessary journeys to school. "

Undecided
Niall Wright
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Stephanie Wyatt
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Alex Wynne
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Where communities wish to have these installed."

Yes
Matt Wynne
Edgeley Community Association (Stockport)
Yes
aagash vadera
Green (Trafford)
Yes

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