THE ballot boxes have been dusted down and today people will go to the polls to decide who they want to represent them.

There may be a lot of dissatisfaction over controversial issues in Kirklees right now, and there may be discontent with what’s happening nationally, but today is an opportunity to try and make a difference.

Candidates have put themselves forward to represent you, and it’s up to you to decide if they’re up to the job.

All have stated their cases for election and, given the chance, it’s up to them to live up to what they’ve promised or fail and be judged.

But today is about you, what do you want? If you want change, at least try to vote for it.