Foyle

On 13 February 2017, Township published its Placemaking Manifesto for Northern Ireland. We emailed every candidate standing for the 2017 Assembly Elections, asking them to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a series of questions based on our 5 policy positions.

Below, you will find the responses from candidates standing in the Foyle constituency.

Candidate

Party

Housing

Transport

Built Heritage

Participation

Liveability

Transparency

Stuart Canning CON

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No

Colm Cavanagh Alliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comments

Transport

THIS IS DIFFICULT IN ANY AREA WHICH DOESN’T HAVE GOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORT.   AND WHERE PROVIDING FREQUENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR A SCATTERED POPULATION IS VERY PROBLEMATICAL/COSTLY;

Built Heritage

I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE PROTECTION/PRESERVATION OF MANY HERITAGE BUILDINGS. Q4. I AM LARGELY IN FAVOUR OF THIS.   BUT PLANNING IS AGAIN A PROBLEMATICAL AREA.

FOYLE CONSTITUENCY IS CURRENTLY THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE SECOND-HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE WHOLE UK.  (PREVIOUSLY IT WAS THE VERY HIGHEST).   AND YET WHEN A LOCAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WANTED TO INVEST £600 MILLION TO CREATE WORKSPACE FOR 8,000 PEOPLE ON THE CITY-CENTRE WATERFRONT, CLOSE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT, BRINGING PEOPLE BACK TO LIVE IN THE CITY CENTRE, PLANNING PERMISSION WAS REFUSED.   (“”WHY DO THEY NOT WANT INVESTMENT””, ASKED AN INTERATIONAL INVESTOR).”

Shannon Downey Greens

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mark H Drukan SDLP

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No

Colum Eastwood SDLP

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No

Julia Kee UUP

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No

John Lindsay CISTA

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Elisha McCallion SF

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No

Eamonn McCann PBP

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Raymond McCartney SF

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No

Arthur McGuinness Ind

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Gary Middleton DUP

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No