The State of Nottingham survey - Have your say as the general election countdown continues

A general view of Nottingham city centre.
-Credit: (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)


From open top buses on the M1 through to water slides, it's pretty safe to say this rather whacky general election campaign trail is underway. In less than four weeks' time, we will the United Kingdom will go to the polls.

Nottinghamshire is being tipped as home to many of the key election battlegrounds. It will be the first general election since Boris Johnson's victory in 2019.

A number of traditional "red wall" seats in Nottinghamshire were won by the Conservative party including Bassetlaw and Ashfield. Brendan Clarke-Smith and Lee Anderson, who has gone on to defect to Reform UK, won those elections respectively.

The State of Nottingham Survey Ahead of the 2024 General Election - Click here to take part

People across the country may well see some political heavyweights in their towns and villages as each of the political parties seek votes on the campaign trail. Reform UK leader Nigel Farage has already paid a visit to Ashfield, shortly before announcing he is standing in Clacton-on-Sea.

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey, originally from Mansfield, launched his party's campaign on a water slide. It's safe to say it's an eventful campaign trail.

Many polls are predicting a Labour victory at the next general election, with the Conservatives having been in power in some form since 2010. Their first period in office was in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, followed by a brief period when they ruled with a strong majority.

This was then undone by the 2017 election, which saw the Conservatives reliant on an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland to remain in power. This lasted until 2019, when Boris Johnson won a huge Conservative majority.

A lot has changed since 2019, though and we want to take a temperature check in a number of key areas - from health to education. The State of Nottingham survey is a chance to have your say on our city.

We are asking you to rate the city on eight different markers in the State of Nottingham survey. They are: roads; public transport; jobs; nightlife; healthcare; leisure facilities; the handling of crime and how homelessness is dealt with.

You can rank each of the eight categories as very poor; poor; average; good or very good. There are also three questions at the end.

If you can't see the poll below, click here.