Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

MP raised speed limits with Mayor in 2009

Doncaster's Mayor Davies was asked about speed limits near schools at his first meeting with Caroline Flint, only months after he was elected.

Caroline Flint has released an extract of a letter sent to Mayor Davies, shortly after his election in 2009. After their meeting, Ms Flint sent a letter confirming what they had discussed.

Said Ms Flint: "I have been plugging away at this for years - so I didn't waste any time when I got the chance to discuss constituency issues with the newly elected Mayor.

"Sadly, nothing happended. As time has gone on, I became more concerned that the answer was always 'NO'."

"That's why I wrote to schools and launched the petition in September."

Doncaster's Mayor suggested in the press this week, that Ms Flint campaigning on speed limits near schools was "politically motivated" - a reference to the election for Mayor in May.

Said Caroline: "I would have been delighted if Mayor Davies had responded after our first meeting with "I'm going to do something about this."

"I've written several times in the past six months alone - I would have been very happy if he had said "YES" to any of the requests from schools, from Finningley, from Auckley, from Cantley with Branton, from Loversall, from Edlington... I could go on.  Every answer has been 'NO'."

The Don Valley MP says the letter is proof that in raising public concerns about speed limits near schools she has just been doing what an MP should do.

Click on the picture to read the extract of Caroline Flint's letter to Mayor Davies.

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