The final countdown is underway to Thursday’s General Election with the candidates out campaigning in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
Labour candidate Kama McKenzie visited Burnham and Highbridge over the weekend and said she was “encouraged” by the response of residents during her canvassing. She says she had “a fantastic response from many on the doorsteps. Lots of people who were registered to vote but weren’t going to do so because they couldn’t make sense of their options are now voting Labour. Several tactical voters are now voting Labour and we even made a few Conservative voters think again. People in this area are concerned about rising issues with crime and anti-social behaviour; this will only change with investment into our police service, youth services and education.”
Liberal Democrat candidate Tessa Munt was out canvassing and attended several local events over the weekend, including the Burnham Food Festival, a Christmas event organised by Burnham mental health support charity In Charley’s Memory, and the Breast Cancer Now Ball in Lympsham. She said she’s been getting a “very good reception” from local voters, adding: “There are a lot of people who want to talk politics, which is very different than previous elections. Many people are deeply concerned about local and national issues – it’s the most important election for a long time.”
Conservative James Heappey has been out canvassing in the Burnham area. We asked for his confidence level: “You never say you’re confident and in fact I would never say that we are doing anything other than fighting for every single vote like it was the very one that would decide the election. This election is too important to leave anything to chance. On Friday morning, Jeremy Corbyn could be our Prime Minister and that terrifies me and a lot of local people and we are fighting like anything for every single vote to make sure that’s not the outcome.”
There are five candidates standing in the Wells constituency at the December 12th General Election – click here for the full list