Elections for Brightlingsea Town Council and Tendring District Council take place on May 4, 2023.
In the absence of a live hustings event, we thought that it would be useful to ask all candidates the same questions via an online form.
We contacted all candidates standing for town council but – despite considerable efforts, including contacting local constituency party offices, other councillors in the same parties and searching social media – we were unable to obtain contact details for some district council candidates.
All those that have replied by our deadline are listed below and, apart from removing questions with no answers, their submissions are unedited.
We hope you find the candidates’ responses helpful when deciding where to place crosses on the ballot paper.
Please vote – it is important – and don’t forget that photo ID is required in order to do so.
Replies were received from the following candidates