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Newbury Weekly News Election Q&A

Alex Skirvin - Labour

The Newbury Weekly News puts your questions to the candidates in the run up to the General Election on June 8

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Alex Skirvin

Alex Skirvin - Labour

The Newbury Weekly News puts your questions to the candidates in the run up to the General Election on June 8.

Labour have fielded the youngest candidate Alex Skirvin (23). He works in Vodafone’s corporate communications department and lives in Wash Common.

The following questions were chosen and asked in this order, so you can jump to the questions that most interest you.

·        What do you think is the biggest issue affecting West Berkshire and what would you do to tackle it?
·        What will the best Brexit deal look like?
·        What would your party do to protect frontline services in West Berkshire?
·        What needs to be done to solve the NHS funding crisis?
·        What can be done to decrease the number of homeless people in West Berkshire?
·        Should free school meals be abolished for all infant school pupils?
·        What are your views on the necessity of Britain’s nuclear deterrent Trident?
·        Should the ban on fox hunting be lifted and why?
·        Would you support the introduction of more grammar schools?
·        Would you abolish inheritance tax and why?

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  • GloriousE

    07/06/2017 - 13:01

    I can't believe that Mr Benyon has such a large majority - anyone care to explain who it is that is voting for such a self serving and greedy man?

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  • NewburyDenizen

    02/06/2017 - 14:02

    I'd take this chap over moneybags benyon any day. Good for him.

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  • bruin the bear

    01/06/2017 - 10:10

    No doubt we will hear more of him in the future.

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  • GreenhamPete

    29/05/2017 - 23:11

    Awww bless his cotton socks! A wee schoolboy reading off a script. Rather sweet really.

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    • Mary_Thatcham

      30/05/2017 - 08:08

      He comes across well I think! Very assured and measured. Some people will alway leave nasty personal comments online. You carry on Mr Skirvin!

      Reply

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