Right. The deadline came and went yesterday, and I only have answers from the Tories and the Labour. Just to set the scene, below is the email I sent to all Thanet candidates a week ago. I'll give you their answers in the next item.
I am the proprietor of Eastcliff Richard, the widest read blog in Thanet, and now one of the most influential blogs in the UK.
I am writing to all the Thanet candidates in the forthcoming general election to put three simple questions on behalf of my thousands of readers. These questions cover, in the opinion of, er, me, the most pressing local issues. Your electorate and I would appreciate straight and honest answers. Your answers will be reproduced on my blog verbatim. However, any failure to provide an answer will also be noted. My deadline is midday on Monday 19 April 2010.
I urge you to take just a few minutes of your time and use this unique opportunity to communicate with and influence a large number of Thanet voters.
Here are my three questions:
1. Do you support repealing the ban on foxhunting?
2. Do you support night flights from Manston airport?
3. What is the single most effective measure you would support to reduce crime, unemployment and deprivation on the island?
Squeezing the news pimple on the arse of Thanet since January 2006