Shining the light on BANES MP and Councillors

Wera Hobhouse

Answers to Questionnaire

1. Do you support LTNS?

2 Do you support more Resident Parking Zones?

3 Do you support restrictions to achieve Net Zero?

4 Do you support CAZ charges for private cars?

5 Do you support reduction of on street parking?

6 Will you undertake not to use a car during your elecfion campaign?

Home Town – Hanover, Germany

Years as Bath Resident – 9 Years

Political Party – Liberal Democrats

Political History

Hobhouse was first elected in 2004 as a Conservative councillor for the ward of Norden on Rochdale Council, Greater Manchester. Her political career in Rochdale was defined by the Spodden Valley asbestos controversy; the proposed development of 650 homes on an asbestos-contaminated site.[8] Hobhouse and her husband opposed the proposals, leading them to defect to the Liberal Democrats in 2005. They were criticised at the time for not triggering by-elections to seek fresh mandates as Liberal Democrat councillors. The development was successfully blocked in 2011.

Hobhouse was re-elected in 2006 and 2010 for the Liberal Democrats in Norden. The Liberal Democrats assumed majority control of Rochdale Council in 2007; Hobhouse served as the cabinet member for the environment between 2006 and 2009 and chaired the health scrutiny committee from 2009 to 2010. After the Liberal Democrats lost majority control of the council in 2010, Hobhouse was elected as the leader of the much-reduced Liberal Democrat group on Rochdale Council in May 2011. In July 2011, Hobhouse accused a council officer of failing to act impartially but later apologised after the council officer began legal action for defamation.

Hobhouse unsuccessfully contested the constituency of Heywood and Middleton in the 2010 general election. In 2014, she retired as a councillor for Norden and moved to Bath. In the local elections of May 2015 she stood unsuccessfully for election to the Bath and North East Somerset Council in the Peasedown ward. On the same day, she contested North East Somerset at the 2015 election, again unsuccessfully. – Wikipedia.

Kevin Guy

Answers to Questionnaire

1. Do you support LTNS?

2 Do you support more Resident Parking Zones?

3 Do you support restrictions to achieve Net Zero?

4 Do you support CAZ charges for private cars?

5 Do you support reduction of on street parking?

6 Will you undertake not to use a car during your elecfion campaign?

Home Town – Telford, UK

Years as Bath Resident – 6 Years

Political Party – Liberal Democrats

Political History