“With the election now only weeks away, I’ve been keeping a close eye on each party’s leaflets.

Leaflets say a lot about a candidate or party’s character. This week I received a leaflet from the Liberal Democrats which was nothing other than a fear and smear campaign.

It has completely smeared Conservative candidate William Wragg for the small matter of what a former employer of his may or may not believe.

How can anybody be held responsible for the views of someone else?

It then spreads fear about the dangers of voting Labour. The last I checked, Michael Taylor, the local Labour candidate, was running a positive campaign – offering a clear choice to voters across the area.

Local candidates should be promoting themselves and offering a clear plan. Not using two sides of A3 paper to promote smear tactics, distrust and fear.

I voted LibDem in 2010. Not again.”