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The Local Politics of Transport: does voting really change anything?

Having just fought and won a seat himself in the local elections Paul Salveson reflects on how transport issues are seen by voters, and what changes new councillors may bring about

Paul Salveson

The elections in May were significant in so many ways. For me, they were particularly notable  as I was elected onto Kirklees Council to represent Golcar ward in the Colne Valley in West Yorkshire. This small blip on the political radar as many English authorities turned ‘red’ with Labour’s sweeping gains across the country may have been missed by most New Transit readers. They were probably more interested in the bigger picture in Britain and Europe – and the big...

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