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By Kevin Peachey, BBC News

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Shoplifting is among the points on which BBC audiences mentioned they wished extra element from events

Key points such because the NHS, the financial system and immigration have dominated this election marketing campaign.

They are nicely coated in all of the events’ manifestos, however another matters solely get a couple of phrases, or none in any respect.

The BBC’s Your Voice, Your Vote venture was an invite to inform us what issues to you. Big topics resembling local weather change and housing dominated your responses.

The events too have coated these huge points at size, and have responded to the questions requested by voters.

But there are different factors you raised, albeit in smaller numbers, that hardly get a point out within the manifestos. Here is a collection of them.

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Local councils are primarily accountable for regulating fly-tipping

Litter and fly-tipping

Your Voice, Your Vote is just not a scientific venture, nevertheless it does mean you can have your say.

These matters are removed from the most typical in your responses, however carry nice energy of feeling.

Diane from Worcestershire says litter and fly-tipping are at “epidemic levels” whereas Christine, 33, from Surrey is shocked by “the sheer amount of rubbish everywhere”.

Martin, 42, from Perthshire asks: “What are the parties going to do to enforce the law and what new initiatives will be taken to improve this worrying situation? It appears no parties are interested.”

The Conservatives do have a sentence of their manifesto with a proposal to make fly-tipping an offence which might carry a sanction of penalty factors on a driving licence.

When it spelled out this coverage earlier within the marketing campaign, opposition events responded with claims that circumstances had been excessive however resulted in a low proportion of fines. Labour says fly-tippers can be compelled to scrub up their mess.

There could also be good cause why litter and fly-tipping are not often talked about. Local councils are primarily accountable for this space of coverage, in order that they had been extra dominant throughout native elections earlier within the 12 months.


Although surveys give barely differing figures on shoplifting, circumstances are at, or close to, the best stage seen for 20 years.

The BBC has reported on weak ladies and youngsters being trafficked to the UK to shoplift for Eastern European crime teams.

Retail employee Allan wrote to say he confronted shoplifting and threatening behaviour every day.

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Surveys recommend circumstances of shoplifting are in regards to the worst they’ve been for 20 years

Amanda in Bristol says shoplifting has turn into “normalised”, however there are contrasting views on the easiest way to deal with such against the law.

The events do dedicate complete chapters of their manifestos to how they’d take care of crime.

However, there may be little point out of shoplifting particularly, though Labour plans to introduce a particular offence of assaults on shopworkers.

Assisted dying

Scotland, Jersey and the Isle of Man are all contemplating altering the regulation to let terminally sick folks finish their lives.

Campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen needs Westminster MPs to vote on assisted dying too, whereas Liz Carr, a comic, actress and incapacity rights campaigner, has been a vocal opponent.

Views on each side of the controversy are clear out of your feedback.

Lynne from Kent and Anne from Lancashire each ask whether or not the events would put legalisation of assisted dying to a referendum, whereas Oliver, aged 29, from Bedfordshire says it’s “an important social issue” which has not had an airing on this marketing campaign.

However, John from Devon says it will be “nonsense” to permit assisted dying in any kind.

Only the Greens recommend of their manifesto {that a} change within the regulation is required. The Conservatives describe it as a “matter of conscience” – each they, and the Liberal Democrats, say it ought to go to a free vote in Parliament.

Income tax thresholds

“The main issue I’d like to see the parties wake up to is personal tax thresholds,” says Elizabeth, aged 44, from Cambridgeshire.

“Keeping these frozen until 2028 is crippling hard working families and it’s just not fair or right.”

Not everybody agrees with Elizabeth, with some folks declaring that tax rises could be mandatory to enhance important public providers.

Tax thresholds mark the extent of revenue at which totally different charges of revenue tax are paid.

They have been frozenonce they would usually be anticipated to rise in step with costs.

This subject has been raised frequently throughout debates, interviews and in commentary, resembling this piece by the BBC’s economics editor, Faisal Islamhowever much less so in manifestos.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives will all preserve the freeze for the following three years. Reform and the Workers Party of Britain say they’d elevate the beginning revenue tax threshold to £20,000 and £21,200 respectively, though questions have been raised over how this might be funded.

Tax bands differ in Scotland, and the SNP says it needs full devolution of tax powers.

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Fox-hunting was banned in England and Wales in 2004 however some folks really feel extra must be executed


Toni from Devon is amongst these saying: “The ban on hunting needs to be strengthened.”

Fox-hunting has been a serious subject in earlier election campaigns, earlier than and after it was banned in England and Wales by the Labour authorities in 2004.

There is totally different laws in Scotlandand it’s nonetheless permitted in Northern Ireland.

Labour and the Greens say they’d ban path searching, which sees hounds and riders observe a pre-laid scent alongside an agreed route.

The Conservatives and Labour need to ban the import of searching trophies.

How Your Voice, Your Vote formed our protection

The largest points raised by you thru our Your Voice, Your Vote venture have been on the coronary heart of this election marketing campaign.

You have commented in your 1000’s in regards to the largest nationwide, and native, points. Of course, those that have gotten in contact are solely a number of the individuals who will ultimately forged their vote, and the problems solely a part of the larger image.

But local weather change, the NHS, housing, immigration, and the financial system have been frequent themes.

And they’ve helped form our protection, resembling when Nick Robinson raised your issues when he interviewed Rishi Sunak and the prime minister admitted that proudly owning a house had acquired more durable. Our specialists have additionally answered your questions.

More of our protection is accessible on our devoted election web page right here.