Council Leader will attend cycling hustings

Cardiff Cycle City are giving cyclists in Cardiff the chance to grill representatives of five leading political parties on what they will do to improve cycling in the Welsh capital.

In the run up to this year’s City Council elections, Plaid Cymru, the Conservatives, the Greens, Labour and the Lib Dems have all agreed to attend the special cycling hustings on Tuesday 4th April.

Council leader Phil Bale will be representing Welsh Labour on the panel. Joining him will be Richard Williams (Plaid Cymru), Gavin Hill-John (Welsh Conservatives), Ken Barker (Welsh Greens), and Paul Bailey (Welsh Liberal Democrats).

The event has been organised by Cardiff Cycle City, the organisation that is aiming to make Cardiff the best city for cycling in the UK.

Spokesperson for Cardiff Cycle City, Dave Hann, said:

“We are delighted that five leading parties, including the leader of the council, have accepted our invitation, it shows just how serious an issue cycling is for politicians. “

With more and more people in Cardiff taking to two wheels there are lots of votes at stake.  The event will give people an opportunity to ask all the main parties exactly how they will provide better cycling facilities to allow more of us to enjoy travelling by bike and help improve our health and the city’s air quality.

The hustings is to be held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in the Japan Room of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.  Entry is free but spaces are limited.  Tickets can be booked here:

or can be booked on the website, just search for Cardiff Cycle City.

Cardiff Cycle City’s criteria for inviting party  representatives to the event is: All the political parties currently represented on Cardiff City Council or the National Assembly for Wales and any party that can demonstrate it will be contesting at least one third of the wards in the forthcoming elections.

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