We have read the local candidates messages and this is our take on things:
The Conservative politicians did nothing to save the future of an agricultural college in Wye. Development has been ill-considered and only led to a housing crisis with shortages of affordable homes to buy and rent. A divisive and ideological education policy is largely responsible for an increasingly polarized youth. Local government responsibilities have increased with little thought given to proper resourcing and initiatives have failed to keep pace with the issues of an increasingly ageing population in rural communities such as Wye. Police presence is notable for its absence – unless you count the visit of a police TV surveillance vehicle once in a blue moon. It is time to re-think social responsibilities and priorities.