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Which is the most important issue for you?

What is single most important issue on your agenda?

In just over a week we will be going to the polls to cast our vote in the general election.

Since the election was called the sands have shifted, manifestos have been modified, we’ve experienced a horrific terrorist attack and perhaps what was important to us a few weeks ago, may have altered.

In the final run up, each party is trying to persuade us with what they think are the most significant issues, to the varying age groups in our population, and target us with what they think will make us vote for them.

A tricky question I know, but what is single most important issue on your agenda? If we haven’t included yours, please feel free to leave your comments in the section below.

Which is the most important issue for you in the general election campaign?

NHS
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Social Care
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Leadership
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Home Security & Policing
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Brexit Negotiations
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Education
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Defence
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The Economy
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Other Issues
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Based on 1340 public votes.

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PhilC8
12th Jun 2017
1
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Theresa May's government need to reflect upon the following 'burning issues' with the electorate:

1 The mess of the NHS budgets
2 The inequality of social care (Dementia /Altseimer patient care)
3 The desire of working people to be able to support themselves & families on a living wage
4 Removal of zero hours contracts with a realistic minimum wage
5 Address the WASPI pension rights to those women affected
6 Review the Foreign Aid budget policy and redistribute surplus funds into our NHS as a first action
scandiman
7th Jun 2017
3
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The mess we're in can only be blamed on politicians. Successive governments have opened our doors to all and sundry without proper checks. Now, after recent atrocities, it is left to the police, as usual, to sort it out. I was a police firearms officer for years, so I know what they're expected to do. I can only hope they get more support from senior officers, and better training than I did. During my service, morale was very low, after a series of constant attacks from politicians and the courts. The Macpherson enquiry was typical- announcing that 'all police were racists'. Absolute rubbish. Now that things have gone really bad, the police are suddenly everyone's hero. Glad I'm retired.
If we elect a Labour government tomorrow, heaven help us. Although the Tories are little better.
ChrisP1
3rd Jun 2017
0
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50s women have been robbed my pension age has gone up 6 years i was not sent a letter till 2014 so no time to plan.must of us started work at 15 . we are the age group who were sacked when pregnant.we did not get free child care. the goal post keeps being moved most of us have the 35 years NI required and are still paying
Jessie14
31st May 2017
4
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When are the Torys going to admit that they have ruined approx 3.5million women's retirement by changing their pension dates by up to 6years & NOT INFORMING THEM......Many women are facing serious financial difficulties after a lifetime of work when in 1995 our pensions were steeply increased in qualifying age. The evidence is in print & we were NEVER informed.
To be 63 & have NO INCOME is causing deep unhappiness amongst families who want to enjoy their senior years but who have been robbed of their rightful pensions. I despise the Torys & what they are doing to our once great country, they will NEVER get our votes again.
Curley
2nd Jun 2017
4
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We seem to have selective memories, Labour was the party that took us to war based on a lie, resulting in many a good service person getting killed or maimed. Labour lied to us about immigration, they relaxed the laws on immigration hoping grateful immigrants would keep them in power. Corbyn want to do the same again. Labour lied to us about the financial state of the country leaving us almost bankrupt. Corbyn now wants to spend 84 billion, we will be paying that off for the rest of our lives. Brown, who thought he was 'off air' talked in disparaging terms about an elderly lady who dared to disagree with him, that's what Labour thinks about the public
Lionel
2nd Jun 2017
0
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Curley, that was so well said. Thank you.
Babyjack
31st May 2017
1
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We have to think of our young people, the education system in Scotland is failing we need to do something.
gabrial
31st May 2017
3
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we need a fairer election system all governments under first past the post are elected by a minority of voters. The views of marjority are ignored by both major parties .
scandiman
7th Jun 2017
1
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If I don't get the result I want in this election, I'm going to demand another!
MadeleineW6
31st May 2017
1
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Brexit will define the UK. IF we get out and don't end up with a fudge and the worst of all deals or no deal at all then all other issues can be taken care of.
SheilaA5
30th May 2017
7
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State pension age has increased by up to 6 years and the number of qualifying years has increased from 30 to 35 years. 2.6 million women born in the 1950's and planned to retire at 60 had little or no notice about these changes. The government should meet 1950's women half way with a fair and sensible compromise.
LynnC39
31st May 2017
1
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Totally agree we have been well and truly shafted !!
Babyjack
31st May 2017
4
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I agree I thought I could retire this year and now have to work until I'm 66.
ChrisB62
30th May 2017
4
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Care of the diabled and the elderly iswhat defines a nation
The present goverment has lost the plot and should lose the next election if ther is any justice
KrisS1
30th May 2017
3
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Brexit will affect everything for the future. Get that wrong and we're in a heck of a mess.
Kes
31st May 2017
2
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Totally agree with you KrisS1. Brexit is why we are having an election and the Brexit deal with affect every single thing on every party's manifesto that is being argued about right now. How on earth could Jeremy Corbyn possibly deal with Brexit within one week of winning an election. The rulers of the EEC would be rubbing their hands together all the way to the bank if he became Prime Minister and Labour would bankrupt us all again.
ReneeH
30th May 2017
0
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The disabled are being vilified and tortured by this government. Hope Labour get in and show the Tories how it should be done
KathT39
30th May 2017
1
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Without the right leadership non of the other important issues will be addressed with confidence and clarity.
Harryp
30th May 2017
0
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I feel that once Brexit is completed problems with the NHS will quickly be overcome. I feel its Europe that is dragging our wonderful NHS down.
ColinB4
30th May 2017
4
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The NHS comes top of my agenda closely followed by Brexit.
I would gladly pay more taxes to secure the future of the NHS and believe that when the Brexit deal is done we should be allowed to decide if it is still the right thing for our futures.
StephSG
30th May 2017
6
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I think Leadership and Brexit go together, and I trust Theresa May to get us through.
PaulineL93
30th May 2017
0
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Pwilly
30th May 2017
1
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ParsleyP
30th May 2017
3
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When Nye Bevan created the NHS in 1948, it was the greatest gift ever given to the people of this country. Up until then there was no such thing as free health provision. Many people had to live in awful housing conditions at the mercy of ruthless landlords. Wages were poor, children were malnourished, disease was rife. The post-war Labour government gave us the NHS, Welfare State, Social Housing, Free Education, Pensions and decent working conditions.
We should never take our NHS for granted. We should never go back to the days when people have to make life and death decisions based on their income. Don't flirt with the Tories. Never trust the Tories with the NHS.

“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means” Nye Bevan.

The Naylor Report: the complete asset stripping of the NHS land, buildings and assets: https://www.facebook.com/TRTP2/videos/822766027882319
scandiman
7th Jun 2017
1
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Actually it was the coalition government during WW2 that decided to create the NHS after the war. It was up to the first post-war government to organise it. It happened to be Attlee. For Labour to claim they created the NHS is not strictly true. In addition, many of its woes are the result of dear Tony Blair's PFI.
SylviaG4
30th May 2017
4
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We need the strongest and most reliable leader to get us out of Europe!
ParsleyP
30th May 2017
1
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Well that ain't T May
yesilkedi
31st May 2017
-2
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And it's definitely not Corbyn!
MandyJ4
30th May 2017
0
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How comes no party ever has any thing to say about physical disabilities id day care centres which are far & few between , no help at all when you have a young disabled adult who has no where to go and you as a parent / career with no help.
annptf
30th May 2017
0
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Brexit is an unknown - but could be a huge blow
to trade, business and the economy. I hope not.
EstherG
30th May 2017
1
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I despair over brexit... I work in the NHS but my son is starting to acrue an unbelievable amount of debt by going to uni next year .... I'm scared for his future
DeC
30th May 2017
8
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Like other lady was tempted to put NHS first, but decided on brexit because of my grand and greatgrandchildrens future..
NannyPat9
30th May 2017
8
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I was tempted to say NHS but decided that a favourable Brexit is probably more important for my children and grandchildren.
zebsmum
30th May 2017
6
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Without a strong ,determined leadership, none of the other topics can be addressed properly. Theresa May is by far the best candidate to achieve these aims, particularly with regard to Brexit, even though she's admitted to voting remain. She's stated that this will not deter her from adhering to the will of the people and negotiating a hard Brexit.
Annetteg1
30th May 2017
-6
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You have obviously seen a different Teressa May to me!
fionaN
30th May 2017
3
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The most important thing to me is reducing the grip of the SNP in Scotland and avoiding another referendum and breaking up the UK.
KeithT7
30th May 2017
0
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These drastic cuts have to stop people are dying
maisie55
30th May 2017
5
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We all need the NHS at various times in our lives. It seems to be broken now and it sucks money up like a black hole with little improvement. Strong policies are needed to pull it around, not just promises of more money.
mick2e1hzm
30th May 2017
7
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We need to leave the EU as it is trying to rule us, they are demanding that after we leave we obey the European court above ours, and look how many cases we have lost in these courts, they will never rule in our favour, the trouble is if Corbyn and Farron have there way we will have more regulations and rules thrown at us plus we many have to except the Euro and that currency only helps one country Germany
JoanP7
30th May 2017
12
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I believe that all foreign aid should stop and spend this money at home on the NHS .and on our own people charity begins at home
GrahamC3
30th May 2017
0
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All parties, I think, have said we would have to pay a leaving fee for Brexit (except UKIP) and all have said they would try to negotiate the best deal they can. So not much difference there then?
Other main areas are generally under attack from the Conservative Government. People need to decide if erosion of our Services: NHS, Police, Schools, Fire Service etc is worth suffering to dent the National Debt, which continues to grow largely unhindered.
I would like to vote Green but they stand no chance of getting in in my constituency so will tactically vote for another
cappers24
30th May 2017
7
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Whilst the economy is all important everything stems from having a healthy strong economy this can only be achieved from what our deal is with Brexit . With what I've seen and heard how could you trust those imbeciles in the Labour Party to negotiate and get a settlement that would be good for the country . If labour god forbid got in we would end up paying billions to Europe for this farcical divorce settlement . One must look at the whole picture . A strong economy means more money for NHS , education , law and order and everything else . I believe May is the only one that can bring this about .
Helen B
30th May 2017
0
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What makes you think that a strong economy would mean more for the NHS, education and law and order? The Tories have spent years privatising the NHS, cutting funding for education and removing staffing from the police. A strong economy would just mean more money in the pockets of rich people who can afford to evade taxes and pay for their own education and care needs.
Chester Tog
30th May 2017
2
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Can I just point out that just because Jeremy Corbyn is the current leader of the Labour Party doesn't mean he will stay in that position even for the life of a parliament. Not liking him is no reason to decide against voting Labour. No one who voted Conservative at the last GE expected Theresa May to be PM during that parliament.
PatB2
30th May 2017
5
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Voting in a Labour Government would consolidate Corbyn's position and encourage his far left supporters. He has already survived 2 attempts by Labour MPs, who know how useless he is, to get rid of him! In the meantime he could do untold damage to this country.
SuzieD2
30th May 2017
7
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Where is immigration in your poll?
SueP87
30th May 2017
10
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Voted Brexit, It doesn't matter how much money is spent on NHS on Schools and on everything else if the population keep expanding no amount of money will be enough and no Government will be able to fund it successfully so its getting the cause of the problem sorted and I have voted with that as priority.
Enid2608
30th May 2017
6
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It's important to get out of Europe and put the Great back in Britain
Kelly1419
30th May 2017
-12
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I am voting UKIP. I have read their manifesto and it all makes sense. I live in a so called 'safe' Labour seat but I cannot vote for Corbyn and Abbott. Is Mrs May strong enough to take us out of the EU? She was a remainer. And I do not trust her with the NHS. We need new faces with new ideas.
Wilf
30th May 2017
3
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Yes Mrs May did have a tough time last night on Channel 4 from Paxman as he said she had originally voted to stay in the EU??
PaulaH
30th May 2017
1
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Their stance on fracking is the most important as in cracked areas there is no quality of life followed eventually by no life at all.
Calamity
30th May 2017
16
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We need to get this brexit done so we can start to spend our cash on what is important for the UK. Control immigration and remove those who are not benefiting our country..
Ann Cobb
30th May 2017
5
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NHS without a doubt. May and her despicable Health Secretary are already selling off the NHS bit by bit. The woman cannot be trusted.
john boy
30th May 2017
-2
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Social care and the NHS are the most inportant for me the conservative government are slowly running it down by underfunding it as for Brexit we can only do our best

Unfortunately all political party's seem to have underlying interest that they are trying to avoid talking about , most elections for me are cut and dried this time still not made up my mind don't trust the conservatives any more and don't trust Jeremy Corbyn to run the country
Wilf
30th May 2017
6
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It has to be NHS, Policing and defence all together but we will get none of these without a strong economy so its what Bill Clinton once said in the USA election back in the 90s "Its the economy stupid" everything really flows from this. A strong economy = healthy NHS, Police force etc....weak economy like the years after 2008 and we get cuts and austerity and our services get cut....simples really!
JuneAA
30th May 2017
2
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The NHS needs to have a massive amount of funding put back in, now rather than later. People are dying whilst waiting for care.
yesilkedi
31st May 2017
0
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It doesn't need more money, it needs fewer managers and this came from a friend who is a theatre sister. Every time more money is pumped into the NHS more managers are employed. In any case if Corbyn gets in all the consultants will be leaving the country because of increased taxation on their earnings.
AlisonM8
30th May 2017
5
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The economy is the most important because without sorting that out properly all the promises of funding are just wishful thinking.
JanetG6
30th May 2017
2
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I wish we could vote for more than one issue. I've picked the NHS but, as a grandmother of school age children I would like to vote for education and, as a pensioner I'd like to vote also for social care. #voteLabour
Lionel
29th May 2017
1
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For me it's social care, a divisive term, a euphemism for living off the State. Yet there are many in our society who cannot be self supporting: most of our elderly, people with mental health problems, the chronically sick to name a few areas.

The Daily Telegraph reported a few weeks ago we are, statistically, the worst performing nation in this area of the G20 nations. Yet we are the sixth/fifth richest nation. Surely, there is sufficient tax revenue to substantially improve social care, and the NHS but I suggest it is being squandered on vanity projects such as massive foreign aid.

May I suggest, in future, charity adverts on TV instead of showing the beaming face of an African child receiving food or water and then asking for more money from us, the interviewer tells that person, fifty British people died of hypothermia this week to bring you this food. Why? Because Britain chose to spend their money on you!

Not nice? Nor is what the State is doing to people in the UK deserving of better care.
Munsterlander
29th May 2017
5
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They are all important but at the moment the foremost is homeland security and making our streets and communities safe from these terrorist "losers" who are causing such mayhem. We need to substantially increase the police and MI5 numbers and give the services the funding they need. The NHS needs fixing and maybe a reorganisation is required. Education needs more money (my daughter is a teacher and all their budgets are getting cut). So if we accept we need to spend more on all these services and we live in a green and pleasant land we need to pay for it with more taxes. If only one of the leaders would come clean with us voters and say this they may command some respect.
snoopy2015
30th May 2017
1
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this is what i have a problem with no one is telling the truth .Read 4 news papers and you get 4 different points about one item it is very confusing i want a real meaningful actual readable to the common man all facts and promises upheld in law
Wilf
30th May 2017
3
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Unfortunately I don't think we will ever get that . I agree we need honest information. The department for Fiscal Studies for example always seems to give an honest and grounded assessment of the economy while I am not sure you can ever trust politicians. Its a scandal really in a democracy like the UK.

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