Ahead of the General Election next week, we've asked the candidates for each constituency five identical questions.

They were all given the same amount of time to come back to us with their answers, and while most did respond, some didn't.

The final question - What are your top three policies other than Brexit? - was put forward by one of our lovely readers.

Below you can read what the candidates for Bournemouth East had to say.

  • CONSERVATIVE - Tobias Ellwood

Where do you stand on Brexit – Leave or Remain? And why?

Failure to conclude Brexit has frustrated and divided our nation and paralysed Parliament. We must honour the referendum result but in a way that allows us to retain a practical working relationship with the EU. A Conservative government would get Brexit done and allow the country to move forward.

What is your policy on climate change? 

We have made progress with around one third of electricity generated by carbon neutral means. We have cut our emissions faster than any G20 nation. But we must do more. I would like to see Bournemouth strive to be the greenest coastal town in the UK.

How will you be helping the NHS if you are elected?

I am proud of the Conservative Government’s recent record on the NHS and that, despite difficult financial services, investment has increased every year since 2010. Thanks to the tough decisions made by the coalition, we are now in a position in invest even further with an additional £33billion cash funding increase over the next four years.

What is your policy on housing?

Under a Conservative Government, Bournemouth would benefit from the Affordable Homes Programme which is part of over £9billion of funding already dedicated. I am against any new building on the green belt which is why I publicly opposed the Wessex field development.

What are your top three policies other than Brexit?

I would like to see Bournemouth develop a more coherent strategy on how it should develop over the next decade. I would like to see the BIC replaced by a larger iconic convention centre that would bring more business to the town and create a Bournemouth-wide cycle and scooter network. We could become a template on how electric transport systems can be utilised. I will continue to argue for increasing our defence posture. I’m pleased to see my party has announced a bold package of measures to support our military personnel, veterans and their families.

Bournemouth Echo:

  • INDEPENDENT - Emma Johnson

Where do you stand on Brexit – Leave or Remain? And why?

Leave - the government should listen to the people and follow through with Brexit in accordance with the result of the 2016 EU Referendum.

Your policy on climate change?

We have a little-known but very real environmental crisis caused by the exponential rise of wireless technology and electrical pollution. Artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by mobile phones and other wifi devices causes serious health problems.

How will you be helping the NHS if you are elected?

I would like to see our population become healthier and less people requiring medical treatment. Reducing sickness from wifi radiation would reduce the burden on our overwhelmed NHS.

What is your policy on housing?

I am in favour of affordable housing with a focus on community building and regeneration. When people feel safe and connected with their neighbours they tend to be happier and healthier.

What are your top three policies other than Brexit?

My priority is raising awareness of the existential threat of 5G. I would like to see the breakup of the mainstream media to allow the rise of independent investigative journalism. I am passionate about education and would like to see the strain on our children relieved by removing mandatory assessments, a holistic approach to learning (to replace subject divisions) and more time for creative free play.

Bournemouth Echo:

  • LIB DEM - Philip Dunn

Where do you stand on Brexit – Leave or Remain? And why?

Remain. I am absolutely pro-European. My passion for the EU comes from my family having been able to enjoy the freedom to study, live and work in the EU.

What is your policy on climate change?

At a national level I support my party's manifesto commitment to ensure that 80 per cent of all our electricity is generated from renewable sources within the next 11 years. At a local level I would want to drive this forward by fully supporting any resurrected plans for schemes like the Navitus Bay wind farm.

How will you be helping the NHS if you are elected?

A one per cent increase in income tax would be used to provide an extra £7bn per year for our NHS. As a former full-time carer myself, I would be particularly keen to see greater levels of support introduced for carers.

What is your policy on housing?

I will support measures to end the scandal of dwellings standing empty, even to the extent of allowing councils to levy up to 500 per cent council tax where homes are bought as second homes. We must ensure we capitalise on brown field sites before even considering green field development. To that end I have already committed to supporting Friends of the Riverside in opposing development to the West of the Wessex Way/A338.

What are your top three policies other than Brexit?

I am determined to address the spending cuts that have plagued our schools. My party has committed to investing much of the £50bn bonus we will receive as a result of stopping Brexit into our schools. This would represent my number one priority aside from Brexit.

Bournemouth Echo:

  • OTHER - Ben Aston

Where do you stand on Brexit – Leave or Remain? And why?

Boris Johnson's new EU treaty keeps us tied to the EU. I will vote for a clean break from the EU.

Your policy on climate change?

UK carbon policy must include measures to address the contributions of China, India and other large polluters. Efforts to tackle all forms of pollution, particularly plastic waste, must be stepped up.

How will you be helping the NHS if you are elected?

The NHS is the institution we rely on when we are at our most vulnerable. Measures to help greater numbers of people live healthier, happier lives should play a role in reducing the burden on the NHS. A world-beating pharmaceutical sector and strong economy are also important.

What is your policy on housing?

After Brexit, housing is one of the most important issues in this country. Many young people can no longer afford a roof over their head. The problem is one of supply and demand: both sides need to be tackled in a sustainable fashion.

What are your top three policies other than Brexit?

The availability of high quality housing, a reduction in antisocial behaviour in Bournemouth East and bringing new jobs and wealth to Bournemouth East.

  • LABOUR - Corrie Drew - We contacted Ms Drew but did not receive any statement
  • GREEN - Alasdair Keddie - We attempted to contact Mr Keddie but received no reply to our email