WE at the Journal have asked each of Salisbury's election candidates six questions relating to the hot topics surrounding politics - as well as a few human ones.

Here, Liberal Democrat candidate Victoria Charleston gives us her answers.

If you’re elected, what would be the first thing you’d do for Salisbury and its constituents?

Nationally, my first act will be to push for a People’s Vote and continue to campaign hard to remain within the European Union, ending the Brexit chaos of the last three years. Locally, I want to focus on the air pollution in the city and bring people together to radically address our transport infrastructure: aiming to reduce the number of cars on our roads, build a proper cycle network, and a bus system that is both affordable and meets the needs of families.

What has driven you to stand in this election?

For me, the role of the local MP is to stand up for those to struggle to be heard. Here in Salisbury, Amesbury, Wilton, Downton, the Winterslows and everywhere in between, we are not being listened to or properly represented. I am offering families the chance to stop Brexit and focus on what is really important to us: tackling the climate crisis, building a fairer economy, giving our children the best start in life, and transforming our health service. I want to support the people who are struggling to get by: the father with ME constantly trying to prove that he can’t work; the mother trying to get an autism diagnosis for her son so he can get the help he needs; the family in a damp flat choosing between heating and food. Brexit has dominated our discourse over the last three, damaging our economy, our society and our communities. I am offering a brighter future.

You have a day off in Salisbury. What would you do and why?

I pop my daughter in the carrier and take my dog up to Old Sarum to give her a really good run, she adores playing with other dogs and there are always plenty up there! We might go swimming at Five Rivers and treat ourselves to lunch out with friends at Henderson’s before having a wander along Fisherton Street, seeing what we could find in Fisherton Warehouse and stock up on some plastic free essentials at Goodfayre. If Granny will babysit and we’re not too exhausted, my husband and I love to watch NT Live productions at the Arts Centre and eat at Tinga before walking back up the Devizes Road to home.

What are your views on Brexit?

We have had three and a half years of Brexit chaos. The promises of the Vote Leave campaign in 2016 have been found to be undeliverable and the process has already damaged our economy and reputation. Brexit undermines every part of our economy, threatens public services, including the NHS, and limits opportunities for our children and grandchildren. Brexit is costing our economy £1bn per week and we have not even left yet.I have campaigned, and will continue to campaign, to stay within the European Union, taking advantage of being part of the biggest single market, the freedom to travel and work across different countries and be a part of European wide initiatives including The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).

If there was one thing you’d change about Salisbury, what would it be?

I would stop the removal of the library from the market square. Salisbury library is one of the most well-used in the south west with fantastic facilities for all as well as the wonderful Young’s Gallery. The proposals to move the library have not been fully thought out, I worry that moving the library to a much smaller, temporary location will see a decline in our services for the sake of a new hotel.

Climate change and global warming is a major worldwide epidemic. What are your views on this?

Climate change is the biggest crisis facing our planet and affecting our entire population. The UN has given us just 11 years before we cause irreparable damage to our world.I am proud to have taken part in the Salisbury climate strikes and as an environmentalist I try to reduce my own carbon footprint by supporting our cloth nappy library, shopping plastic free at Goodfayre in town, and eating less meat. But we need a government with vision and purpose to tackle the crisis too. A Lib Dem government, with me as your MP, would invest £100 billion into tackling the climate crisis including ensuring that at least 80 per cent of UK electricity is generated from renewables by 2030. We will tackle biodiversity loss and planting 60 million trees a year to absorb carbon, protect wildlife and improve health. We will invest in public transport, electrifying our railways and ensuring that all new cars are electric by 2030.

Click below for the answers from the other candidates.

Conservative - John Glen

Labour - Tom Corbin

Green Party - Rick Page

Independent - King Arthur Pendragon