We are into the final week of local elections with the various parties all plying for your vote. Having lived here for a number of years and a number of elections it seems to me that this is going to be one of the most fiercely fought. So who will win: Partido Andalucista (PA), Ciudadanos (C’s),  Partido Popular (PP), Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE), Izquierda Unida (IU) or Recuperemos Ayamonte  (RA). We will know the results by Sunday night.
As promised here are the answers to the 10 questions poised to the parties who are presenting their nominations for the 2015 elections:
At this point I feel I must explain how the questions were selected. Readers sent in their own questions and 10 were selected from these questions, as numerous had a similar theme we chose the one we deemed best fitted.  See the example below and we chose the question highlighted
Does your program include making areas available for dogs to litter?
Will your party ensure that animal faeces deposited by dogs in the streets of Ayamonte will become a thing of the past?
Animal welfare and how owners let their pets stroll around the streets is perturbing, will your party be doing anything to remedy this?
Do you think you can help change attitudes towards keeping dogs as pets? It's a beautiful town and the beach is stunning BUT it seems that it's seen as acceptable to allow your pet to poo anywhere and owners have no obligation to pick it up. It's everywhere in Ayamonte and on the beach and will affect tourism?
The parties were then sent the questions in Spanish via e-mail with a deadline set for last weekend for them to respond. Of the six parties, C’s, PSOE, PP, IU, PA and RA three replied in the time frame.
Please read their replies here.
Make sure you vote on Sunday 24th May.