Road Safety News

Brake names MP of the Month

Thursday 22nd September 2011

Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, has won Brake and Direct Line’s Parliamentarian of the Month Award after campaigning for road safety improvements in Trafford, Manchester, in memory of her friend.

Kate’s campaign is dedicated to her friend and fellow campaigner, Hilda Laffey, who died after being knocked down on a stretch of road she was attempting to make safer.

Following Hilda’s death, Kate called on Trafford Council to install a pelican crossing on Moorside Road and to reduce the limit on all residential roads in Trafford to 20mph. Brake says that the council is considering her request.

Kate said: “I’m delighted to win this award. I’d like to dedicate it to my friend and constituent Hilda, who campaigned hard for better road safety. It was a privilege to have known Hilda and my tribute to her memory will be to carry on campaigning for all she believed in.”

For more information contact Ellen Booth on 01484 559909.


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