With so many voters still undecided on what box to tick in May’s General Election, we met with undecided local voter Robert Griffin at today’s hustings event.
The Mid Dorset and North Poole seat is the most contentious in the county as in 2010’s General Election the Liberal Democrats won only by 269 votes.
Robert Griffin is one of the undecided voters in the constituency. He attended today’s YourElection15 hustings event to hear what his local candidates had to say. Lib Dem candidate Vikki Slade, Tory candidate Michael Tomlinson, Labour candidate Patrick Canavan and UKIP candidate Richard Turner, all attended the hustings event.
Mr Griffin said the event had helped inform his decision: “It’s helped me focus a little bit, I am now able to probably relegate one candidate and I would say in my own mind, it’s gone down to a three horse race.
“I thought it was very good but I did think that they just focused on the big issues and not the little issues because all politicians will focus on national health and education and they’ll always try to prove a point on that, but as I said my personal interest is pensioners, savings, interest rates and to see what can be done about that.”
When pressed on which candidate he was siding with, Mr Griffin added: “I think that would be unfair on the person that I’ve not selected. But I wouldn’t be embarrassed, I’d say that Labour haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance because the gentleman did say that we could be better off with the present situation and I think we are better off from the last situation. And that’s only the one political view I’ve probably made today.”