ELECTION 2015: Support for King’s Lynn park and ride idea at Lynn News hustings

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There was unanimous support among election candidates for a proposed park and ride scheme for Lynn at Tuesday’s election hustings.

The idea was put forward by Brigadier Tony Kendall, president of the West Norfolk branch of the British Korean Veterans Association.

Lynn News Hustings at COWA'left to right Henry Bellingham, Toby Coke, Jo Rust, Michael de Whalley and Hugh Lanham ANL-150422-085159009

Lynn News Hustings at COWA'left to right Henry Bellingham, Toby Coke, Jo Rust, Michael de Whalley and Hugh Lanham ANL-150422-085159009

And Liberal Democrat candidate Hugh Lanham said simply: “It must be done.”

Conservative Henry Bellingham also pledged his backing and said he would make the issue a priority if he is re-elected next month.

But, although she said it was a “great idea”, Labour’s Jo Rust said more still needed to be done to improve bus links in rural areas.

UKIP’s Toby Coke said the scheme could proceed if Norfolk County Council, of which he is a member, could reach an agreement with West Norfolk Council on the issue.

And Green Michael de Whalley said that, while he supported the idea, he was also concerned about the possibility of the Hardings Way bus lane being opened up for use by taxis and private hire vehicles.