IMMIGRATION and asylum are big issues for many people at the General Election, says a Tory candidate.
Robert Light, the candidate for Batley and Spen, attacked attempts to "dumb down" debate on such key issues.
He said people trying to prevent debate on immigration were the very ones whose failed immigration policies had made it an election issue.
Clr Light said: "While I have been campaigning on doorsteps in this election it has been made very clear that immigration and asylum concern many people.
"It is right that we have a debate on immigration and asylum.
"Many people want to discuss it."