Stuart Jeffery, prospective parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: "This link between air quality, traffic and health has been understood for a long time by the Greens yet getting clear data from the government has been difficult. Public health data now show that 25,000 people died as a result of air pollution in 2010 from traffic - approximately 5.6% of all deaths.
"Here in Maidstone, in line with the national average, 75 people died as a direct result of poor air quality in 2010 - 5.6% of all deaths. 10 times more people died as a result of air pollution from traffic as died by from vehicle collisions.
"It is long past the point when air pollution from traffic should have been tackled properly. Urgent action is needed including a significant investment in cycling, walking, public transport and local jobs."
|School Name||Number of pupils|
|Loose Infant School||271|
|Loose Junior School||362|
|Brunswick House Primary School||420|
|St Michaels CEI School, Maidstone||120|
|Maplesden Noakes School, The||1060|
|Maidstone Grammar School||1273|
|East Borough Primary School||426|
|St Michaels CEJ School, Maidstone||162|
|Maidstone Grammar School for Girls||1265|
|Invicta Grammar School||1220|
|South Borough Primary School||227|