Many issues are on people’s minds in this vote. Like every election, however, some have stood out more than others.
With failed deals and delays to the original deadline, it has surprised no now that Brexit has been one of if not the key issues of this campaign.
“Membership of the European Union obviously enables us to tackle emergency more efficiently”, said Tom Inglis, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Edinburgh South West Constituency. “As the largest economy in the world, it has the sway and the power to help influence what products and services are sold within it.”
“What people want to talk about are those issues that really matter,” Callum Laidlaw, Conservative candidate for the same constituency as Inglis. “I think this election needs to be about politicians realising the endless arguments about the Constitution are not allowing us to focus on what matters to most people.”
Edinburgh South West current held by the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) Joanna Cherry. It is a marginal seat only won by Cherry by only 2% in 2017. Naturally many parties are eyeing to take this seat from Mrs Cherry.
Every candidate for the Conservative Party in this election have vowed to vote in favour of Prime Minister Johnson’s withdrawal agreement. In other words, the Conservatives only need a majority of one seat to implement Brexit.
Nigel Farage is back in this vote, now leading the aptly named Brexit Party. His party is not running in 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 to encourage pro-Brexit voters to tactically support Johnson’s party and implement his deal.
“We have created a leave alliance”, said Farage when announcing the decision. “We’ve just done it unilaterally!”