LETTER OF THE DAY: Ask candidates pertinent questions before you vote

It's amazing how fast the year has gone since the last local and general elections.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 1:33 am

Once again we are asked to turn up and vote for people all wearing different colours,

I have several questions to ask all of the candidates, both those new and those seeking re-election on May 3.

1. Where do you stand on pollution of the air, and what are your views on how to make our area clean air areas?

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2. Regarding plastic – a very useful product but one that is being abused. Do you support the idea of the councils having a department in which this plastic could be recycled by using machinery that can grind the plastic into granules and then sold back to the manufacturers?

3. We have a problem with homeless sleeping rough in all our local areas. Should the councils be operating shelters and day centres to help these unfortunate people?

4. Would you support a form of proportional voting using any system that is fair, but not the alternative vote which was soundly rejected during the Cameron-Clegg administration?

I hope that those who read The News will look at these questions I have put together and that this newspaper might put together a page devoted to the elections and encourage people to go out and vote.

I’m looking forward to some interesting replies, and not necessarily getting the answers I would like to see.

John Vivian

Madison Court, Fareham