Caroline Flint named parliamentarian of the month
Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley and Labour's shadow energy and climate change spokesperson, has been named Brake’s parliamentarian of the month for her commitment to increasing 20mph limits in her constituency.
Ms Flint’s began campaigning on this issue shortly after she was elected as MP for Don Valley. In 1998 she supported a campaign for more 20mph ‘home zones' to make residential areas safer. By 2000 she was calling for local communities to be given the right to set their own speed limits. Her campaigning has helped influence the first 20mph limits being rolled out across Doncaster in 2013.
Ms Flint has also campaigned against illegal parking on zig-zag lines and for more pedestrian crossings in villages.
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: "We are delighted Caroline has shown long-standing commitment to 20mph limits and safer streets, and we hope her campaign will bring further success.
“Ultimately, we would like everyone in Don Valley, and cities, towns and villages across the UK, to reap the benefits of 20mph limits."
Caroline Flint said: "I firmly believe that communities know best what traffic speed they feel is right.
“In my experience, more schools and communities are wanting 20mph limits and they deserve to be listened to."
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