'Nobody knocks your door anymore': We asked people if they knew who was standing as their MP

With just days to go until the general election, we asked people in Caerphilly if they knew who was running to be their local MP. It's also the first general election with new voter ID rules.

We asked people if they knew they'd need to bring photo ID to polling stations. The majority of people said they planned on using their bus pass.

However, constituents had less idea about who was standing locally, with many saying they voted based on a party rather than individuals.

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Anne Morris, from Caerphilly, said she was disappointed by the lack of engagement with residents by prospective MPs. "Nobody knocks your door anymore, nobody speaks to you. The only way you know candidates is by the leaflets they stick through your letterbox," she said.

Anne felt if she was going out to vote, candidates should make the effort to come out and speak to her.

Callum Murray said he tends to vote for a party rather than an individual admitting he wasn't sure who the individual candidates were.

Mike Fara, 70, held the same opinion. The retired factory worker said he hadn't really looked into individual candidates having carried the same views all his life after being involved with the Young Socialists when he was younger. "These Valley towns were built for the working class so they should be Labour," he said.

Laura Robson said she would definitely be voting but felt as though she'd need to do her own research as not enough information had come round. Laura said she was struggling to trust politicians and know what actions they would genuinely take in government.

Chris Evans is standing for the Labour Party in Caerphilly. He's hoping to take over from ex-MP Wayne David who announced his retirement in February to make way for a younger candidate. Brandon Gorman is standing for the Conservative Party, Lindsay Whittle for Plaid Cymru, Steve Aicheler for the Lib Dems, Joshua Seungkyun Kim for Reform UK and Mark Thomas for the Green Party.

The new Caerphilly constituency combines most of the existing Caerphilly patch with some of neighbouring Islwyn.