The EU Referendum had taken up so much time and space in the media and elsewhere recently that it is easy to forget that there are other issues in politics and in life.

Local Councils, Police Commissioners, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies, all matter and none of them are anything to do with the EU.  Whichever way you intend to vote in the Referendum should have no bearing on who you want to represent you on your local council, or whatever.  Please think about local issues, matters which local authorities, or whatever is relevant in your area, can control or influence.

Our future in or out of the EU is an important issue, but the quality of all our lives can also depend on the quality of the people we elect to serve on all these other bodies.

Make the most of your vote, on both days!