THE countdown is on and the race is hotting up in the 2019 General Election. 

Over the last few weeks, the News has been meeting those hoping to be Bracknell's next parliamentary representative to hear their views on the issues most important to residents. 

Our poll found Brexit to be the top issue constituents care about this election, followed by the NHS and social care, security and policing, climate change and lastly, education and school funding. 

View the full results here

We asked each candidate what they thought the top three issues affecting residents were, what makes a good MP, their vision for Bracknell and more. 

Scroll down to read each candidate's comments. 

READ: Olivio Barreto - independent candidate 

READ: Kaweh Beheshtizadeh - Liberal Democrats candidate

READ: Paul Bidwell - Labour candidate

READ: Derek Florey - Green Party candidate

READ: James Sunderland - Conservative Party candidate

In the coming days Bracknell News will being you more articles with views and messages from each candidate.