JOHN FLAHERTY, 72, retired builder, lives in Rastrick, grew up in Connemara in the West of Ireland
I have always voted Labour and I will be doing the same in this election.
I think Labour is good for pensioners, which is the main issue for me.
I think the Labour Party is all right. I don’t know if they will win this time, but you have to vote for someone.
The last time the Conservatives were in, under Maggie Thatcher, they helped the rich and robbed from the poor. They put VAT on a lot of things – even on a bag of chips.
I watch a bit of the election coverage but it seems to be the same thing everyday. I watched the debate and I felt a bit sorry for Gordon Brown.