Keith - I believe we do need regulation on rents to make it fairer. I support Labour's policies of three year tenancies, banning letting agents from the admin charges for renters and also only allowing rents to rise in line with inflation.
Donald - Cumberland. Totally!
Ben Taylor - This is about people who are trying to live on a zero hour contract. It is not about students. For students, I understand zero hour contracts work so provision would be made in that case. For those relying on zero hour contracts to bring up a family and pay bills, it is only fair that we protect them.
Pete - I have a mortgage on my home. It is not an ex council house.
John/Simon - We have all-women shortlists because women are 50% of the population yet Parliament does not reflect that. I was selected as the candidate, the local party are behind me. My hard work in the past two and a half years has proven that I am the right candidate.
Ken - We need to push for better infrastructure which in turn will bring investment. We need to make sure Carlisle gets its fair share of what is out there. It is working with everybody, including local authorities, LEP, MEPs and Govt depts to make sure we fight for everything we can get for Carlisle.
Ted - Yes. Always equality.
David - Cut and freeze small business rates; tackle late payments from larger businesses and ensure they compensate adequately. We are also, for the first year, going to give tax incentives for paying workers the living wage. It depends on what capacity you are self-employed. Some people are compelled to be classed as self employed so creating better paid and more jobs will help with that situation.
Keith - Carlisle does have its share of unscrupulous landlords as well as decent ones. It is about creating a fair rental system that works for everybody and gives stability.
Kane - The money was taken out to maintain equipment by the previous Tory/Lib Dem administration in 2010. The removal of the ongoing maintenance in that time meant some of the equipment was no longer fit for purpose and potentially dangerous. The council did a study to make sure every child had a safe play area within walking distance of their house and we replaced equipment that needed to be replaced. Since then investment has been put into play areas such as Dale End Road, work is about to start in Melbourne Park. And the council has offered to work with any community groups that want to take over and create their own park as happened at Belle Vue with Cara's Park a few years ago.
Kevin - They are all still voters.
Martin - It is an individual case. It is not appropriate for me to comment on.
Nevil - The concern locally is the train services we have, we need improvements, especially on the Newcastle line and we need to focus on those. We need to remind London that the north does not stop at Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds. In my opinion, if it is coming at all, HS2 should come to Cumbria and stop at Carlisle.
Liam - I would support the work that unions do to improve conditions and pay and would encourage negotiations to get the best deal for those working in an essential service.
Tony - None. All Carlisle CIty Council employees are paid the living wage.
Colin - That's not going to happen! Probably take a day off then go back to work.
John - I answered that earlier. It would be impossible to include every minority group in that but women are 50% of the population, which is not a minority group.
Dougal - Yes. It is always good to buy local.