The Peterborough Telegraph asked the parliamentary candidates in the northwest of Cambridgeshire: Is this election only about Brexit?
Shailesh Vara (conservative)
Dealing with Brexit is crucial to our country's future, but these elections are also about a positive post-Brexit domestic agenda.
The British public voted in favor of leaving the EU in 2016 and she rightly expects her politicians to deliver. We need these parliamentary elections to give Boris Johnson a majority that fulfills the public mandate.
Boris Johnson has achieved what so many people said he could not. He has returned to the EU, campaigned for Britain and managed to renegotiate the readmission agreement. The result? A good deal that is much better than before. An agreement that brings us out of the EU, gives us the responsibility for our own money, laws and borders and allows us to negotiate trade policy with the rest of the world.
The Conservatives seek to drive Brexit and build a successful and sustainable economy that can support and pay for the NHS, education, law and order, transport and many other public services.
Voting for another party will ensure that a Labor government continues to delay Brexit, continue to create insecurity for individuals and businesses, and lead the country into economic ruin.
The Conservatives are the only party that is creating Brexit and embarking on an exciting national agenda. A strong, single-nation conservative government, backed by sound economic governance, will secure a secure future for all of us.
Ed Murphy (work)
This election, which takes place once in a generation, is about real change. It's not just about Brexit.
The parliamentary elections will not resolve our relationship with the European Union. However, a Labor government will negotiate a new agreement and we promise a referendum.
The work will end the Brexit crisis and let people decide. Labor will rebuild our public services, work for non-profit people, and give our NHS, schools, and police the money they need by taxing those at the top who properly finance world-class services for all.
A no-deal brexit costs us jobs and jeopardizes our security. A holiday voter recently told me that she changed her mind because the Brexit party and Mr Johnson lied for more money for the NHS. She no longer trusts them and chooses Labor because she supports a better NHS and our plans to build new townhouses.
The EU has brought investment, jobs and protection for workers, consumers and the environment. I believe in a society that gets stronger when we work with our neighbors. My vision is to make Britain better and fairer to all by connecting with our European neighbors.
Mr. Varas blurry vision is not helpful and there is a risk that no deal is made. He voted to stay for a WTO Brexit. Resigned because he could not support the Theresa May deal, and then voted for and then switched to Brexit the WTO. Let's end the Brexit crisis and let people decide.
Nicola Day (Green Party)
Brexit is set against the background of the greatest catastrophe of our time: the climate emergency.
If we are not addressed urgently, we will have no future to debate about. British Green Party MEP Caroline Lucas has proven that green politicians are making an impact. Caroline has brought awareness of where complacency prevailed before. Without them, I doubt that any of us would be equally aware of the deadly danger we and the planet now face.
Parliament needs more Green MEPs to tell the truth. That's why I've proposed being a Green candidate for North West Cambs. Peterborough City Council has declared a climate emergency. For this to be important, we need to select delegates who are committed to defending our planet, our natural resources, our diversity and our humanity.
This election is not just about Brexit but also about the climate emergency. There is another crisis in our constituency that jeopardizes the well-being of our young people. We must move away from our current test culture and develop a robust, holistic, courageous and visionary education system that prepares our children for the coming realities.
Learning by heart does not teach our children the skills they need to hold their own in the jobs of our future. We need to call for a well-funded, accessible and student-centered education system that will produce creative, collaborative visionaries to meet our future challenges.
Liam Round (Brexit Party)
I think it is clear that this election is about Brexit and that each party will use it as a basis for victory. The answer is a clear YES!
However, I urge each constituency to use Brexit as a national issue, but not as a local issue where your vote is cast. The person, not the tribal party, should be the most important in choosing your candidate.
This election should be about changing our current policies and the systems in which it works with experienced real-world people, including myself, who are the most diverse candidates you will see in a party. It is clear to my party that we believe that the only way to truly leave the EU is to have a clean break with a six-month window of negotiation in which either the EU is in agreement or not.
This is complemented by plans to become a low-tax country to drive growth, rebuild local infrastructure or abolish inheritance tax. But I promise to voters that I want to give you a voice, veto you, but most of all, I represent everyone as fairly as possible.
I want our NHS to be improved, I want world-leading links to the East and West, not just north and south, but above all, that our constituency thrives on planning, engagement and investment in the short, medium and long term and do not waste. Let your voice count, do not be deterred by the split rhetoric, but especially help me #ChangePoliticsForGood.