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Moving the Vote: Graham Simpson outlines the Conservatives’ vision for sustainable transport

Published 17 February 2021 by Transform Scotland

We held the first in our ‘Moving the Vote, transport conversations with the parties’ event series on Monday 15 February. We were delighted to welcome Graham Simpson MSP, the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity from the Scottish Conservatives, and Alastair Dalton, Transport Correspondent for The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday, as chair. For details of the other events in the series with the Liberal Democrats, Labour, Greens, and SNP, please visit the ‘Moving the Vote’ webpage.

We are also sharing the recording of the event which can be viewed here.

The event began with introductions from Transform communications officer, Matt McDonald, and Alastair Dalton. Following that, Graham gave a brief outline of his party’s vision for sustainable transport noting that: he wants to see people use their cars less, but acknowledging some people also need to use cars, so there’s a balance to be struck. He also added that he was keen on active travel and wants to see recovery for bus and rail.

The event was live-tweeted from the Transform Scotland account and can be summarised by the tweets below:

Our thanks again to Graham Simpson MSP for joining us for the event and to Alastair Dalton for chairing.