Labour’s candidate in Leeds North West Judith Blake believes protecting and creating jobs is the biggest concern.

“Thousands of young people are entering the jobs market for the first time, and I will fight to ensure that they continue to get the training and skills they and our local businesses desperately need,” she says.

She will work to protect the support that Labour has given to families through Child Tax Credits, which both the Tories and Lib Dems plan to cut. She believes in her party’s vision to give all older people free personal care through a National Care Service.

Greg Mullholland, of the Liberal Democrats, believes the key issues in the constituency are getting the economy back on its feet, local health services and transport.

He says: “I have been working hard to support local businesses, shops and pubs. I have been actively promoting tourism and will continue to raise the needs of our small businesses locally and in Parliament.”

He pledges to continue fighting for more of a say for people over local health services, as well as seeking to get a fair deal for transport for Yorkshire.

The Conservatives’ Julia Mulligan says her top priority would be to secure local services. “Transport is a major issue and we’ve had a raw deal,” she says.

“My job would be to ensure this is delivered – buses, trains, high-speed rail and good roads.”

She also says that the NHS is a big concern and that Wharfedale Hospital must be at the heart of local services and GPs be given the means to provide people with the very best local care.

In addition, she believes in stopping Labour’s job tax to give local businesses the freedom to flourish.