We have Conservative, Dr Luke Evans; Labour, Rick Middleton; Lib Dem, Michael Mullaney; and Green Party, Mick Gregg.
We have Dr Luke Evans - you can read his post here:
Michael Mullaney, for the Lib Dems: stewartbintauthor.weebly.com/stewart-bints-blog/campaigning-to-save-local-services
Mick Gregg, for the Green Party: https://stewartbintauthor.weebly.com/stewart-bints-blog/why-the-greens-are-near-the-top-of-a-blind-taste-test
Today, it's the turn of Labour's Rick Middleton.
After studying IT & communications at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, he took an apprenticeship in IT, working as a knitwear designer at a factory in Earl Shilton which later moved to Barwell.
Whilst later working at a web design agency, he also studied part time for foundation degree in Graphic design and E-media at Leicester college, graduating in 2014.
Here, he tells us why he feels he should be Bosworth's next MP.
Don't get me wrong, I believe a candidate can move to an area, become an MP and make it their own over time but growing up here, going to the local schools here and knowing the local community gives me a huge advantage over some of the other candidates.
Whilst I grew up in Hinckley and that's where I live now, I spent 4 years living in the village of Barlestone which helped me to understand how village life differs from living in the town.
People in villages face different challenges from those in towns. Whilst many in towns are concerned about traffic and parking, the concerns of villages are often with a lack of employment in the area, especially when new developments take place without the sufficient infrastructure that will create jobs.
Whilst good quality, reliable public transport is very important to those in towns, to those in villages it's a necessity. Recently bus services have been cut across the borough in our villages with some of the smaller villages having had their bus services slashed entirely.
This is unfortunately what happens when private companies operate public services in the interest of profit over the needs of our local communities, something a Labour government will end by bringing transport networks back into public ownership.
Positivity is what being an MP should be all about. Anyone elected into the House of Commons should always be thinking about how they can make a positive difference to their local community.
Whatever I do in life, whether it be at work or in politics, I always look towards a positive outcome. I'm always looking at how I can influence change rather than concerning myself with anything that's outside of my control.
Right now, I'm focused on becoming the next MP for Bosworth. I'm taking action by campaigning across the constituency. Labour finished second to the Tories in Bosworth here at the last election and I believe we can do better. I'll be doing everything I can to win as many votes as possible to make that a reality.
Unfortunately, we live in a time where people's trust in politicians is at an all-time low.
This is evidenced by the hundreds of spoilt ballots in this year's local election, something that politicians need to reflect on.
During the EU referendum in 2016 a whole host of promises were made, many of which were not compatible with leaving the European Union. Voters were promised that if they voted leave things would change, and that they would change quickly. They have not.
David Cameron spent £9million of tax payers money in an attempt to convince the public to remain. The morning after the result was declared, he stepped down.
Theresa May promised the country she would get a good deal, she failed to do so and stepped down.
Boris Johnson said he'd “… rather die in a ditch” than fail in his mission to take Britain out of the EU on the 31st October. He failed and cost the tax payer an estimated £100million on advertising the deadline. To build bridges with those who have lost faith in politics we need credible policies.
Boris Johnson's slogan “Get Brexit Done” might be a great sound bite, but the truth is that it's not credible. It's “Get Brexit done” no matter what the cost, to our country, to jobs, to our economy. A position that even some of the most loyal, well-respected and long serving Conservative MP's didn't support in parliament, a position which cost them their party membership.
The reality is that even if a withdrawal agreement with the EU was reached, and was voted through parliament, this would not be the end. Brexit would not be done; this would be just the start of the process. We would be negotiating our future relationship with the EU for years to come.
This makes this slogan very misleading to those who want to get beyond Brexit.
How to get Britain beyond Brexit
Many people ask me on the doorstep how I voted in the EU referendum.
The answer is simple - I voted to remain. But I am also a democrat. After the result of the referendum in 2016, I refused to sign a petition calling for another referendum on the basis that we should respect the result of the first vote even if it wasn't the outcome I'd campaigned for.
I supported Labour's commitment to negotiate a Brexit deal that would keep our close trading relationship with the EU through a customs union and a single market deal.
By doing this we could avoid the disastrous no deal Brexit Theresa May put on the table as part of her negotiation strategy.
Three and a half years since the result of the referendum so much of parliament’s time has been dedicated to Brexit, with a lot of resources going on preparations for no-deal outcome. We have now reached a point where the only way to solve the Brexit crisis is to go back to the people with a deal on the table.
This would not be a re-run of the referendum because the choice would be between remain and a credible Brexit deal, this time offering an outcome rather than a promise for those voters who still want to leave.
This would not be reversing the 2016 result but updating it to reflect the will of the people in 2020, the year the referendum would be held, and when the decision would be implemented.
If we take action on Brexit in 2020 without going back to the people, this in itself would be undemocratic. We would be ignoring the views of thousands of voters recently turning 21 who did not get a say in 2016 and therefore will not have a say on their own future.
Giving the people the final say is how we get beyond Brexit.
Socialism is the reason that thanks to our wonderful NHS, when a child gets sick in this country, we all pay towards the care of that child through our contributions. We all value the lives and well-being of our fellow citizens and value their contributions that pay for our healthcare when we’re in our hour of need.
Socialism is not an economic system of its own, socialism is a set of principles that can be applied to an economic system to ensure power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few. The Labour Party believe that the market should work for everyone, not just those who have capital.
I come from a working-class household, I didn’t do well at school, I didn’t go to university. I worked as an apprentice in a knitwear factory and when I left home at 20, I had no capital.
Thankfully there were opportunities for me to study and further my skills. I studied a part time degree which was funded by a student maintenance grant, something that was scrapped by George Osborne in 2016. The same course today now costs students £6,000 in fees.
By learning new skills, I was able to start my own web consultancy business from home. I had to work two jobs as many have to today, I did this for several months until my business became self-sufficient.
Unfortunately, many don't get the same opportunities as I did. Over the last 9 years those from working class backgrounds have really suffered at the hands of Tory austerity. Many are too concerned with where their next meal is going to come from and how they are going to pay their rent to think about entrepreneurship or self-improvement.
Labour have always provided a platform for every man, woman and child in this country to reach their full potential.
From the 1945 Labour government that created the NHS, with the last Labour government that founded Sure Start children's centres, to the next Labour government that will create a National Education Service to give everyone the opportunity to learn at any stage in their life, no matter their background or financial situation.
I joined the Labour Party to play a part in improving people’s lives for the better. Labour governments have always achieved that.