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Last Updated: Monday May 10 2010 09:44 GMT

What are your election issues?

School children

With the general election to decide who runs the UK just two days away, we've been finding out what the big issues are for you.

We sent out questionnaires to a thousand school kids to see what matters most. The results showed that:

  • Health was the most important thing with one in three kids putting it top.
  • The second biggest issue was the environment.
  • Then came other countries, your school, your town and finally transport.

And we want to know what you think.

The six big topics are: health, environment, other countries, your school, your town and transport.

Which is your most important issue? And why does it matter to you so much?

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Your comments

"I think people should stop smoking around kids because it's bad for their lungs."

Josh, 8, Edinburgh, Scotland

"We need more staff in hospitals because they are getting too much work to do and patients might suffer."

Kieran, 8, Oldham, England

"I think kids should get a vote. I think that global warming should be stopped or at least slowed down and kids should get jobs."

Alastair, 10, Essex, England

"I hope the election will hurry up because I'm getting bored of all this!"

Leah, 8, Essex, England

"All parties lie! They say they are going to make a change and help the situation in Britain but I haven't seen a change for me. Education and health are important so I hope whoever is in charge doesn't make spending cuts there!"

Brooklyn, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"There should be less cars on the road as this will make the environment more greener."

Tanzila, 11, London, England

"We needs to keep our streets and roads cleaner."

Tayub, 11, London, England

"I think whoever becomes prime minister will need to do a good job of preventing bullying. Even a little problem should be dealt with because some problems may lead to bigger situations."

Moobina, 11, London, England

"I think the voting age should be dropped to 14-15 as we have no power when it comes to what happens where we live."

Shenice, 14, Ipswich, England

"I want our next prime minister to help stop global warming, as to me, that is definitely the most important topic throughout the whole world at the moment."

Hannah, 14, Scotland

"They don't do what they say they will, so what is the point of voting?"

Claire, 12, Kent, England

"I think that the voting age should be dropped to 12 so that young people are able to vote because kids have no power what happens to the country THEY live in."

Jack, 11, Crewe, UK

"I think that the government should stop war because people would be a lot happier. Plus there would be less dying and damage."

Saffron, 11, Somerset, England

"The environment: I think more people should put their litter in the bins. Animals are getting hurt!"

Elliot, 11, Somerset, England

"I think that the environment should get better and make it possible for children to walk to school."

Bobby, 11, Somerset, England

"Health is probably the most important issue because everyone should get the support they need."

Danielle, 14, London, England

"I think that other countries are definitely the biggest issue because we gain a lot of advantages from being part of the EU, as long as we respect the rules."

Holly, 13, Lancashire, England

"I think the prime minister needs to make a difference and stay true to his words and promises. He needs to be strong minded and speak up for the country."

Emily, 13, Cardiff, Wales

"My election issue is how the MPs and government are not paying enough attention to how much crime is going on. I think Nick Clegg is the only candidate who listens to the public. I think Barack Obama should be the leader of America and Britain as they are slightly connected and he seems like a good president."

Kirsty, 13, London, England

"The prime minister never listens to children. It's like you can't see us. Someone has got to do something about it."

Sophie, 11, Wakefield, England

"I think a good education is the most important topic because the intelligence of a generation is extremely important if Britain will continue to be a leading nation for bright people. Education will stop crime, education will tell people about the environment and education will nurture fair politics."

Jasmine, 14, Cheltenham, England

"I think that we should have a prime minister who cares about us and does everything that he says/promises. In Huddersfield we need more cinemas, bowling places and shops."

Sara, 13, Huddersfield, England

"We need a good prime minister. A good prime minister is an honest and serious prime minister."

Rubie, 12, Birmingham, England

"If I could vote I would vote for Gordon Brown and the Labour party because I'm quite happy the way things are run. If you want to be in a class with your friends then they might split you up by putting us in classes of twenty children."

Anika, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think our prime minister should be someone who looks out for kids."

Tahlia, 9, London, England

"Kids should have a right to vote to have their view on what improvements are needed."

Bethan, 11, Leicester, England

"I wish kids could vote. We haven't really done much about the election in school and I was a bit unsure what it was but my family have let me know the in and outs of this event."

Kellie, 13, Liverpool, England

"I think the most important issue to me is the environment. I had to make a leaflet about recycling and some of the things surprised me like one recycled tin would save enough energy to power a TV for three hours!"

Bethan, 13, Swansea, Wales

"We need a prime minister who will keep working to make the world a better place."

Freya, 10, Nottinghamshire, England

"I think we should give Gordon Brown another chance. Maybe now he realises what he has done wrong. If he asked people's opinions, people might have liked him more."

Ellie, 12, West Sussex, England

"I think the UK needs a prime minister that has fresh ideas like Nick Clegg but has good ideas for the economy like Cameron. I also think the UK needs a prime minister who will implement change effectively".

Darragh, 13, Dublin, Ireland

"The thing that really matters to me is school. Every child should get a good education no matter what so that when you're an adult you can have a really successful job".

Faduma, 11, London, England

"Health for kids is important because adults don't want to get their kids fat."

Hannah, 11, Scotland

"I don't want David Cameron to be prime minister because he will make the poor poorer and the rich richer which isn't fair and I grew up in a poor area and people really struggled there."

Rory, 13, Cardiff, Wales

"I think we need a prime minister who would actually cares for our country and not just gives leaflets showing how good they are."

Hamza, 11, Birmingham, England

"I think my town should be safer to be in and live in and my school should be a better place to stay in and more funfairs and holidays and trips and no tests."

Noha, 11, England

"A prime minister who will give everyone a chance to say what they think, including children and take their opinion into consideration."

Libby, 11, Teeside, England

"I think my town is the most important issue. There should be more cinemas with six screens and there should be more amusement arcades that all the family can go to."

Carys, 13, Llanelli, Wales

"Recycling is good for the environment."

Emily & Stephanie, 11, Merseyside, England

We need a prime minister that thinks about what we ALL want and listens to us and our ideas and views."

Aimee, 11, Merseyside, England

"I think we need a prime minister who pays attention to everyone's needs and wants to change Britain for good."

Alice, 12, Kent, England

"I don't really care who is prime minister because, at the end of the day, whoever wins won't do what they said they would do. We need someone who will always keep their word."

Jazmin, 14, London, England