County Council Elections 4th May 2017

You are very likely to be aware of the forthcoming Northamptonshire County Council elections on 4th May. We thought we should raise awareness of the issues caused by the proposed strategic rail freight interchanges put forward as Rail Central and Northampton Gateway with the prospective candidates. Whilst acknowledging that county councillors have no say in the approval process for Rail Central or Northampton Gateway, it is desirable that they have an awareness of the effects that either or both interchanges would have.

There are six “divisions” which we believe will be affected if either of these interchanges are built. They are listed in the next table. If you are not sure in which division you live, the third box on the left of your polling card will advise you.

Electoral Division Includes Relevance
Bugbrooke Blisworth, Milton Malsor, Gayton, Courteenhall Contains proposed Rail Central and Northampton Gateway
East Hunsbury and Shelfleys Area bounded by A45, M1, A5123 and partly by A5076 except Collingtree Overlooking proposed Rail Central and Northampton Gateway
Hackleton and Grange Park Grange Park M1 J15
Nene Valley Collingtree, Wootton Adjacent to proposed Northampton Gateway
Sixfields Sixfields (north west of East Hunsbury and Shelfleys) M1 J15a
Towcester and Roade Towcester, Roade A43, A5, A508

On 6th April we wrote to every candidate standing in these six divisions setting out the position of Stop Rail Central and Stop Roxhill with regard to these proposed rail freight interchanges. We asked each of them to advise whether they supported these two proposed interchanges or if they were opposed to them. We gave them until 15th April to respond.

Below you will find their responses or in some cases you will see that no response has been received. As organisations, Stop Rail Central and Stop Roxhill are politically neutral and support no particular party.

Bugbrooke
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Adam Brown Conservative Opposes
Andy Clarke Green Opposes
Susan Morton Liberal Democrat No response
Shirley Waterhouse Labour Opposes
East Hunsbury and Shelfleys
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Damon Boughen Green No response
Bob Burnell Labour Opposes
Mark Davis UKIP Opposes
Andre Gonzalez de Savage Conservative No response
Irene Markham Liberal Democrat Opposes
Hackleton and Grange Park
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Katherine Chapanionek Liberal Democrat Opposes
Michael Clarke Conservative No response
Maggie McCutcheon Labour No response
Nene Valley
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Lizzy Bowen Conservative Opposes
Rose Gibbins UKIP Opposes
Nikesh Jani Labour Opposes
Paul Schofield Liberal Democrats No response
Sixfields
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Pinder Chauhan Conservative Opposes
Denise Donaldson Green Opposes
Terrie Eales Labour No response
Jill Hope Liberal Democrat Opposes
Simon Lamb UKIP No response
Towcester and Roade
Prospective candidates Party Supports/opposes Northampton SRFIs
Joe Jackson Liberal Democrat No response
Dan Lane Labour Opposes
Adil Sadygov Conservative No response

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