Local Parliamentary Candidates Speak to Radio Scilly Ahead of General Election

Radio Scilly invited the three candidates who are standing for the St Ives constituency (which includes the Isles of Scilly) to speak to us and share their views on some of the major topics which effect the islands, the region and the country ahead of next week's General Election.

All three candidates were asked about their campaign, five major topics and given 30 seconds to tell you why you should vote for them on Polling Day next Thursday.  

Standing for the Conservative Party is Derek Thomas, for the Liberal Democrats is Andrew George and for the Labour Party Chris Drew. 

The five topics, which relate to some of the big issues which the islands, the constituency and the country face were, transport, healthcare, education, Tourism and Brexit.

Please be advised that Conservative candidate Derek Thomas's interview took place prior to the news broke this week about the legal proceedings against the proposal to build a heliport in Penzance. 

You can hear from all three candidates below.