IN A few short weeks voters in Uxbridge will be going to their polls to elect the next Government - and a candidate to represent them at Westminster for the next five years.

With the economy still finely balanced between recession and recovery, and the prospect of swinging cuts being felt at a local level during the next Parliament, the stakes are higher than at any other time in living memory.

To help you make your choice the Gazette will be bringing you news from the respective campaign trails, and parliamentary candidates will post regular blogs on our indispensable new general election website, which you can access at

The site will give voters the opportunity to post their views on what they read and question the candidates.