Today we reveal your manifesto for Chester ahead of May’s general election.

Hundreds of you responded to our survey about the big issues that must be tackled by our politicians if they want to secure your vote.

Your response was clear and before heading to the polling station, you demand:

The Chester 2015 Manifesto Pledges
The Chester 2015 Manifesto Pledges
Each of these issues have dominated the news agenda and regularly featured in the pages of the Chester Chronicle in recent months.

Commuter misery

Arguably the issue being most keenly felt at the moment is the demand for better co-ordination and planning of roadworks schemes in a week when traffic light failure at the Posthouse roundabout in Chester has once again brought misery to rush-hour motorists.

But there have also been many complaints in recent weeks about work being carried out in Parkgate Road and on the A41 between Chester and Ellesmere Port.

University expansion

Perhaps the most controversial demand is to allow the University of Chester to expand - something which is seen as a potential boost to the city's economy.

This is not likely to be a view shared by people living in areas such as the Garden Quarter and Handbridge where there are concerns about the impact of students on the traditional residential neighbourhoods.

But the wider view throughout Chester would seem to be that a thriving university is good for the future of the city.

Health centres

Many people are full of praise for the Countess of Chester Hospital which has been the subject of positive publicity in recent weeks with the opening of new birthing facilities and a national accolade for the midwives.

But there is no doubt the hospital can struggle to meet the demands of treating patients from an area that covers Chester, Ellesmere Port and Flintshire especially during the difficult winter months.

So it no surprise to see that most people who responded to our election manifesto survey are demanding the setting up of more drop-in centres for patients with non-life threatening conditions to ease pressure on the Countess.

Retail strategy

Concerns that Chester as a retail destination has been losing ground to out of town shopping facilities such as Cheshire Oaks has been growing for years.

Those fears will only increase with the imminent arrival of Cineworld at the Broughton Shopping Park which has already seen a number of new food outlets opening.

Inevitably, therefore, an election demand from the people of Chester is to draw up a shopping and tourism strategy which will forge better links between retail and culture.

New cultural centre

You may be counting the days to the eagerly-awaited opening of Chester's new £37m cultural centre but our election survey shows you think it should be even more ambitious.

Chester's lack of a major city centre arts venue and the closure of all our cinemas has been a sore point for a long time and one of your election demands is that the new cultural centre - due to open in autumn 2016 - should have more seats than the planned 800 and more cinema screens than just the single one included in the design.

No doubt Cheshire West and Chester Council would point to their resurrected Northgate Development scheme which they feel will not only address the retail concerns but will also include a multi-screen cinema. The question is how long it will take before that becomes a reality.

Council cuts

Enough is enough - that seems to be your verdict when it comes to the cuts that have taken place in council staffing and services.

Tory-run Cheshire West and Chester Council needs to save £162,000 per year so has said it will have to refocus services on those communities in greatest need.

Controversial decisions recently have included the closure of five children's centres, transferring customer and workplace management services to French-owned business services giant Cofely, and cuts in staffing in the borough's libraries.

You feel this process has gone far enough but this isn't just a headache for local government - national government will also be expected to show more support for councils like CWaC.

The Chronicle will be urging politicians to listen to your demands and fight for the issues that mean so much for the future prosperity of the Chester area.

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