Gale hits Hove with plans to clear congestion and improve parking

Posted On 10 Aug 2014 at 10:38 am

A Gale is promising to sweep through Central Hove, clearing congestion in his wake.

Jeremy Gale, the Lib Dem candidate for Central Hove at the next local elections, also wants changes to parking charges which he described as “astronomically high”.

Mr Gale set out his stall in the current issue of the Brighton and Hove Independent.

He said: “With just 271 days until polling day, election fever will soon be in full swing.

“This gives an opportunity to reflect on some of the Liberal Democrat achievements in coalition government.

Jeremy Gale

Jeremy Gale

“We have created 1.8 million new apprenticeships, made education fairer via the pupil premium, restored the link between the state pension and inflation, raised the threshold for income tax to £10,000 – and this year saw the first same-sex marriages take place.

“None of this would have happened without the Lib Dems in government.

“The Lib Dems have pursued and delivered a Liberal agenda while acting as a handbrake on our coalition partners. We have shown maturity and delivered in government.

“The same cannot be said about the performance of Brighton and Hove City Council, led by the politically immature Green Party.

“They have put their own ideological agenda above and beyond what is right for the city.

“Their actions, supported by the other parties on the council, have caused misery and disruption for many of our residents.”

Mr Gale, who plans to stand for the council in Central Hove next May, wrote: “We have have astronomically high parking charges that are socially and economically illiberal.

“The costs are such that many residents now see less of their friends and families.

“This is fundamentally wrong.

“Many business-owners have also told me they back free Sunday parking as it will help their trade and our local economy to grow.

“I led the campaign for free Sunday parking, backed by more than 1,250 residents.

BHIndy 20140808“The proposal was blocked by the Green and Labour parties, with the Tories confused as to what they would actually do.

“The message is clear: if you want free Sunday parking, vote Liberal Democrat.

“To support our proposal of free Sunday parking and to help ease the city’s congested roads, I am pleased to announce our plans to make bus lanes multi-use on Sundays and after 6pm every weekday evening.

“Bus services are much reduced at these times so, to help get our city’s traffic moving, we propose using the bus lanes to help make your life easier.

“The message is clear: if you want traffic moving in our city, vote Liberal Democrat.

“The Greens have proposed a 5.9 per cent rise in council tax. There has already been a 1.99 per cent increase and yet they are still unable to get the basics right.

“The filthy streets and missed rubbish collections are just one example.

“In contrast, Liberal Democrat-controlled Eastbourne Borough Council has frozen council tax for the last four years – and maintained and delivered services for their residents.

“The message is clear: if you want ‘value-for-money’, vote Liberal Democrat.

“Our parliamentary candidates, as well as the rest of our city council candidates, will be announced over the coming weeks.

“You will continue to hear from us, as we put forward policies to make our city a better, and more liberal, place to live.”

  1. feline1 Reply

    One almost has to admire the fellow’s deluded optimism, but I’m sure that, like most LibDem candidates, he’ll be losing his deposit.

  2. feline1 Reply

    One almost has to admire the fellow’s deluded optimism, but I’m sure that, like most LibDem candidates, he’ll be losing his deposit.

  3. Valerie Paynter Reply

    No deposit needed to stand for local elections. All candidates talk from the same banal and tedious scripts it seems to me. Rubbish: tick……Parking: tick…..filthy streets: tick….fewer buses: tick. Just another tickerama candidate I’d say.

    They really ARE ‘all the same’.

  4. Valerie Paynter Reply

    No deposit needed to stand for local elections. All candidates talk from the same banal and tedious scripts it seems to me. Rubbish: tick……Parking: tick…..filthy streets: tick….fewer buses: tick. Just another tickerama candidate I’d say.

    They really ARE ‘all the same’.

  5. Gerald Wiley Reply

    @Valerie Paynter – agreed – with a few notable exceptions, I would never vote for anyone that wanted to be a councillor or MP (or MEP!).

    There are those looking for what they can get out of it, or those with naïve irresponsible idealistic dreams of changing the world (not mentioning names or parties), and a few that really care about the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

    At least Jeremy looks quite harmless, and does have ‘nice hair’.

  6. Gerald Wiley Reply

    @Valerie Paynter – agreed – with a few notable exceptions, I would never vote for anyone that wanted to be a councillor or MP (or MEP!).

    There are those looking for what they can get out of it, or those with naïve irresponsible idealistic dreams of changing the world (not mentioning names or parties), and a few that really care about the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

    At least Jeremy looks quite harmless, and does have ‘nice hair’.

  7. Gerald Wiley Reply

    @Valerie Paynter – agreed – with a few notable exceptions, I would never vote for anyone that wanted to be a councillor or MP (or MEP!).

    There are those looking for what they can get out of it, or those with naïve irresponsible idealistic dreams of changing the world (not mentioning names or parties), and a few that really care about the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

    At least Jeremy looks quite harmless, and does have ‘nice hair’.

  8. HJarrs Reply

    I think his campaign is excellent.

    This makes it Liberal, Labour and Conservative chasing the “drive where and how I want and beggar the consequences” vote. No suprise, as they are all pretty much the same.

  9. HJarrs Reply

    I think his campaign is excellent.

    This makes it Liberal, Labour and Conservative chasing the “drive where and how I want and beggar the consequences” vote. No suprise, as they are all pretty much the same.

  10. HJarrs Reply

    I think his campaign is excellent.

    This makes it Liberal, Labour and Conservative chasing the “drive where and how I want and beggar the consequences” vote. No suprise, as they are all pretty much the same.

  11. feline1 Reply

    If he buys me a car, I will happily park it.

  12. feline1 Reply

    If he buys me a car, I will happily park it.

  13. feline1 Reply

    If he buys me a car, I will happily park it.

  14. Spartacus Reply

    At least he is not a vile, hypocritical ‘snot’ Green; ‘5 Homes’ Lucas drives a 4×4, and Welsh Green Party leader Pipa Bartolotti drives a Jaguar car

  15. Spartacus Reply

    At least he is not a vile, hypocritical ‘snot’ Green; ‘5 Homes’ Lucas drives a 4×4, and Welsh Green Party leader Pipa Bartolotti drives a Jaguar car

  16. Spartacus Reply

    At least he is not a vile, hypocritical ‘snot’ Green; ‘5 Homes’ Lucas drives a 4×4, and Welsh Green Party leader Pipa Bartolotti drives a Jaguar car

  17. feline1 Reply

    What do you drive, Spartacus, a flaming chariot?

  18. feline1 Reply

    What do you drive, Spartacus, a flaming chariot?

  19. feline1 Reply

    What do you drive, Spartacus, a flaming chariot?

  20. Non-Student Reply

    Hmmm. Thinking of another thing that wouldn’t have happened without a lib-dem government, £9k student fees. I wish I could afford a car, or even a decent place to live (let alone a parking ticket). Instead thanks to Jeremy and his chum Nick Clegg, there’s no chance. Finally, prey tell, where on earth did you find the 1.8m apprenticeships (under the same stone you sacked public sector workers, and capped those you didn’t to <1%'pay rise). Seems to me you wear rose tinted glasses in terms of the con-dem pact. What the public like you can see vs anything else is Tory.

  21. Non-Student Reply

    Hmmm. Thinking of another thing that wouldn’t have happened without a lib-dem government, £9k student fees. I wish I could afford a car, or even a decent place to live (let alone a parking ticket). Instead thanks to Jeremy and his chum Nick Clegg, there’s no chance. Finally, prey tell, where on earth did you find the 1.8m apprenticeships (under the same stone you sacked public sector workers, and capped those you didn’t to <1%'pay rise). Seems to me you wear rose tinted glasses in terms of the con-dem pact. What the public like you can see vs anything else is Tory.

  22. Non-Student Reply

    Hmmm. Thinking of another thing that wouldn’t have happened without a lib-dem government, £9k student fees. I wish I could afford a car, or even a decent place to live (let alone a parking ticket). Instead thanks to Jeremy and his chum Nick Clegg, there’s no chance. Finally, prey tell, where on earth did you find the 1.8m apprenticeships (under the same stone you sacked public sector workers, and capped those you didn’t to <1%'pay rise). Seems to me you wear rose tinted glasses in terms of the con-dem pact. What the public like you can see vs anything else is Tory.

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