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One-third of election candidates back cycling

16 May 2014 London elections
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The London Cycling Campaign’s plan to sign up local election candidates to support cycling is working. Over one-third of candidates for the London elections have pledged to back the Space for Cycling campaign.

The figures include an amazing 99% support rate in Hackney, where every single major party has pledged to back it en masse. Over two-thirds of candidates have promised support in Islington, Greenwich, Croydon, and Hammersmith & Fulham. Every Green candidate has endorsed the manifesto, together with 37% of Labour candidates and 34% of LibDems – but only 11% of Conservatives, and a risible 0.2% of UKIP candidates.

Ashok Sinha, chief executive of LCC, said: “We’re thrilled to have the support of over a third of London's local election candidates. We invite all Londoners to join tomorrow’s Big Ride in central London, to put more pressure on all our politicians to support safe Space for Cycling in streets throughout the capital.”

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