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Autocar's full guide to the 2010 general election; all the main parties' transport policies outlined
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6 May 2010

Britain’s 20 million motorists have a rare chance to influence motoring policy this week when they vote in the general election.

To help that decision, Autocar asked the three main political parties’ transport spokespeople to put forward their vision for making British roads better.

We also put those political comments into context with a run-through of what the main parties have actually done (or not done) for motorists when they’ve won power in the past:

Click here to read Labour's track record on transport, plus a statement from the current transport minister"A Labour government would continue to support motorists while maintaining high standards of road safety and reducing the environmental impact of cars."Lord Adonis, transport minister

Click here to read the Conservatives' track record on transport, plus a statement from its transport spokesperson"We would focus on tackling the worst pinch points on our roads, both by making the most of the capacity we have and, where public funds allow, building new roads."Theresa Villiers, Tory transport spokesperson

Click here to read the Liberal Democrats' track record on transport, plus a statement from its transport spokesperson"We support the introduction of national road charging if, and only if, other taxes on motorists are scrapped so that the average motorist does not pay more in taxes."Norman Baker, Liberal democrat transport spokesperson

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Los Angeles 7 May 2010

Re: How should motorists vote?

The wrote:
probably unimportant.
In what way?

The 7 May 2010

Re: How should motorists vote?

Los Angeles wrote:
One Green Party candidate elected, and every sign she will be in a position to exercise considerable influence. That'll put the cat among the petrolheads!

Inetersting, but probably unimportant.

Los Angeles 7 May 2010

Re: How should motorists vote?

One Green Party candidate elected, and every sign she will be in a position to exercise considerable influence. That'll put the cat among the petrolheads!

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