Not all Tories voted for bus

THE prospective Liberal candidate for Huntingdon East writes a clever letter in you paper (Bus protests long overdue, Letters, August 9). He is obviously seeking publicity (already) for next year s May elections. I will not give him the pleasure of even

THE prospective Liberal candidate for Huntingdon East writes a clever letter in you paper (Bus protests long overdue, Letters, August 9).

He is obviously seeking publicity (already) for next year's May elections.

I will not give him the pleasure of even mentioning his name but he is not telling the truth.

He states I, and several of my colleagues, voted for the guided bus scheme. That is not true.

Jeff Dutton, my fellow councillor for the area, did not vote in favour.

The votes are electronically recorded and are displayed on a large screen for all to see, councillors and members of the public.

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Next, if he had read the agenda, he would have realised we only voted on the part from Cambridge to St Ives.

This has nothing to do with the Huntingdon part of the route.

As for the attack on Cllr Mike Simpson: he is one of many Conservative councillors, like myself, who believe further examination is necessary to examine the proposed section from St Ives to Hinchingbrooke.

Is it actually needed? If it is needed, what route should it take so all residents can make full use, so it will be least harmful to the environment and not disrupt the flow of other traffic?

He goes on to try to make a case for the scheme being environmentally harmful. What rubbish!

Whatever CO2 emissions the guided bus will make, it will save against those emissions of other vehicles.

He concluded his letter by mentioning the increased use of rat-runs.

I think his letter indicates that he has already started to use his rat-run up to next May elections.

Oh, and I nearly forgot: the elections next May are not for county councillors, whose job it is to look after our highways, but for Huntingdonshire District Council.

Cllr Colin Hyams

Cambridgeshire County Council

Huntingdonshire District Council

Godmanchester

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