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Summary

  1. BBC Wales stopped at Connah's Quay for day 4 of our election tour
  2. Just 10 days until polling
  3. Voters are having their say on the big issues
  4. Online, television and radio broadcasting live throughout the day

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All times stated are UK

That's all for today

That's it for day 4 of the BBC Wales election tour. We'll be back from Llandudno prom on Wednesday at 11:00 BST. Thanks for following.

Connah's Quay
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'Don't know who to vote for'

Psychology student Jessica Farnsworth, 19, said: "I don't know enough about the parties to know who to vote for. They don't talk enough about issues that affect young people to make us aware."

Fellow student Holly Birkenhead, 20, feels politicians should use social media more to try and target young voters.

Jessica and Holly
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Defence concern

Tom, 19, wants to join the RAF as a pilot but he's concerned about how much the next government will spend on defence.

"I want to hear them say they'll commit to spending 2% of GDP on defence like NATO says we should," he said.

"Some of my family has served in the armed forces and I hope to too. We have enough money and resources to make a real difference in the world - so keeping that commitment to NATO I think is really important.

"I think this issue has been pushed under the table and I think we need to talk about it more."

tom
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'Undecided'

Catering and hospitality student Luke Walmsley, 18, is undecided about which party he will vote for.

"I think all the parties could explain their policies better to the young ones who are voting for the first time. Young people don't always understand politics."

Luke Walmsley
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'I'll be voting Labour'

Dylan Roberts, 19, is studying public services and hopes to go into the police force.

"I think I'll vote Labour," he said.

"They do more for people in my generation and they help people with less money than the other parties do.

"It will be good to vote and finally have my opinion."

Dylan Roberts
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'Shouldn't be political'

Hilary Chrusciezl, a catering worker and Lib Dem party member and supporter and parish councillor, said: "It shouldn't be a political fight. It should be people working together for the good of the country."

Hilary Chrusciezl
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'Would like to vote Green'

Creative media students Marcus Sellars and Dani Dudley are concerned about university tuition fees.

Marcus, 20, said: "I think there should be more [financial] help on certain courses. I'm going to study photography but it requires a lot of extras, for printing and software, so it can be quite expensive. I think cost should be based on course content."

Dani, 21, is most concerned by cuts to student finance.

"It would be easier if tuition fees were lower," she said.

"I would like to vote Labour or Green. I like how Green are stopping animal testing, I think that's really important."

Marcus Sellars and Dani Dudley
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'College funding concerns'

Student Dan Clay, 19, said his main concern is funding for college students.

"More financial support should be given to students over the age of 18," he said.

"Students under 18 can get access to funding but when you are over the age of 19 you don't get any help or funding.

"I think most politicians try to make us [young people] aware of issues that don't concern us directly. We're interested in things that affect our lives now."

Dan Clay
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'Mixed feelings'

Neville Mole says he has mixed feelings about all the parties.

"I have voted Labour and Lib Dems in the past," he said.

Neville Mole
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"I thought I would vote UKIP on immigration."

Tuition fees worry

Carol Edwards is concerned about university tuition fees and student debt. Her daughter is about to start uni - seven years in total - studying medicine.

"She doesn't get much help," she said.

Carol Edwards
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'Government change might be a set back'

Beverly Roberts, Coleg Cambria's learning information and funding adviser, said: "Balancing the books is important. We are heading in the right direction - a change of government might set us back."

Beverly Roberts
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'Hard to find work'

Student Chris Stamper, 18, is hoping to gain an apprenticeship but is worried about youth unemployment.

"I would like to vote for a party that is offering more job availability out there, making it easier to find work. It's very hard for young people to find a job at the moment," he said.

Chris Stamper
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Watch this footage to see a snapshot of what's been happening in the tent today: https://www.thesphere.com/508453

inside the tent
Elise Jenkins

'Business killer'

Businessman Shaun Roberts, chairman of the Wrexham and Chester's branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, said businesses still needed help over late payments. He called the issue a "business killer".

"Legal support for business is quite good but they need help with enforcement," he added.

"It is a local and national issue."

Shaun Roberts
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'Protest'

Grandmother Catherine Jean Hall, 83, said she will be voting UKIP.

"I think it's the only way I can make a protest. They are saying the things I want to hear.

"I was all for the common market when it was about trade but I don't believe we should be in the EU now. We just can't cope with the numbers of people coming into the country."

'Outrageous'

Resident Pete Madeley, 49, said: "The NHS is my main priority, personally, only because of family health issues.

"I think we've been very lucky with our own experiences of the NHS but some of the cases I'm hearing and reading about are getting outrageous."

Pete Madeley
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Connah's Quay power station looms large on the skyline at Deeside, a stone's throw from the BBC election tent.

Power station
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'Taking money to feed the rich'

Single mother-of-two Teresa Poole, 49, said: "I think the government is affecting people who are are on low incomes. They are taking money from them to basically give to the rich. I just don't think it's fair.

"There are a lot of people in Connah's Quay who are suffering from the way society currently is."

Teresa Poole
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'Voting UKIP'

Away from the tent, in town, Graeme Forster, 32, said he will be voting UKIP next week.

"My main concern is the NHS and looking after the likes of the armed forces," he said.

"I agree with UKIP's policies, they want to spend money at home which I think we need."

Graeme Forster
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More opportunities needed

Science student Macaulay Goosh, 19, hopes to become a teacher. He wants to see more apprenticeship places for young people.

He said only "high flying" grade-A students were catered for, whereas students doing foundation courses had to continue in education to achieve their career aspirations.

Macaulay Goosh
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'Not enough doctors'

James Carlile, 22, from Wrexham, said: "The NHS is a big issue for me. There are too many patients and not enough doctors."

James Carlile
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Watch

Students have been in the tent asking the questions they really want answered - click on the link to watch:

http://on.fb.me/1Gzq1h6

grab
Elise Jenkins

Confused

Coleg Cambria's principal David Jones said voters are still confused about the differences between the Welsh government and UK government.

He said most people don't know where responsibility lies.

Innovation

Some of you have come to the tent to test out new camera kit used by BBC Wales - innovation expert Michael Surcombe has been fielding your questions

in the tent demo
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'Tribal'

His friend Sam Walker, 17, said: "A lot of young people can be disengaged by politics because it is very tribal.

"There is not enough political education out there.

"It should be part of the core curriculum at high school."

Sam Walker (l)
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'Male and stale'

In the BBC Wales tent, Callum wants to know how the parties will make parliament more representative of the general population.

In the last parliament there were 148 female MPs and 27 black or minority ethnic MPs out of a total of 650.

Callum reckons parliament is still "overwhelmingly pale, male and stale".

Callum
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Too young to vote

A group of Coleg Cambria students told Nick politics should be part of the core curriculum in secondary school and the voting age should be reduced to 16.

Ieuan Walker, 17, will be too young to vote this time around - by three days - and will have finished university by the time next general election comes around.

"This election will really affect me but I can't vote," he said.

Ieuan Walker
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Sun is shining

The sun is shining over the Dee this morning, looking towards Flintshire Bridge and the Wales Coast Path

Flintshire Bridge
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Hello from Connah's Quay

Welcome to Connah's Quay in Flintshire for day 4 of BBC Wales' election tour. Your reporters today are Nick Bourne and Sophie Gidley.

tent
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