The General Election is on May 7, when you have the chance to help decide who will be the next Prime Minister of this country.
To help you make your choice of who to vote for, we asked each of the seven candidates standing for election in the Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency six questions:
1. Ellesmere Port has some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country – what is being done to improve these neighbourhoods?
2. Do you support fracking in the town?
3. Should the M53 be moved out of town as suggested by Cllr Mike Jones to reunite the town centre and the waterfront?
4. Is the new borough council better for the town than the previous Ellesmere Port and Neston Council?
5. Are local bus services good enough for those who wish to reach education or employment or visit family and friends?
6. Should all town centre parking be free to boost the shops in what has been described as one of the poorest town centres in the country?
Click on the links below to see their answers:
John Dyer, Independent
The Independent candidate standing for Ellesmere Port and Neston has told the Pioneer he will not be taking part in our Q&A feature, concentrating his election efforts on a single issue.
John Dyer has been researching the history of the decommissioning of Shell’s Thornton Research Centre’s nuclear reactor and testing cell in 1968.
He claims the company illegally dumped nuclear waste, an allegation which he has put to Shell within a self-compiled two-hour DVD.
Within the DVD, the company’s legal department responded to Mr Dyer. They stated: “Having reviewed the contents of the letter and DVD, we confirm that we have no further comment to make on this matter.”
Mr Dyer said: “I am not standing on any political platform – consequently, my political/philosophical views matter not one jot with regard to this election.
“I have been left with no alternative other than to make the story public knowledge by standing for Parliament.”
To find out more about your constituency in the forthcoming General Election, input your postcode below:
All the figures in this tool are drawn from official sources such as the ONS, the Electoral Commission and the Land Registry. The list of parliamentary candidates have been taken from YourNextMP, a crowd-sourced initiative to create a definitive list of everyone standing for government this year.