SCATE East Sussex issued a democratic challenge to all local candidates standing for election on the A27 route.“We sent them our new information leaflet and asked them to stand up and be counted in our fight against this contentious proposal”, said Liam Russell, Chairman of the group. “We want local democracy to work –there is no need for the dual carriageway and the untold damage it would cause, and constituents need to know that no other solutions have been looked at or investigated –the road lobby are blinkered and seem not to have taken into consideration the destruction to our countryside that will inevitably be caused by merely shaving off eight minutes from a journey between two traffic jams.“We want our candidates to be clear on their views on the most important local issue facing all those who live and work in the area,” said Liam. .Party organisations operating in the district councils of Wealden, Eastbourne and Lewes will also be asked to declare their position. Mr Russell said. “We’re providing a way for our supporters across East Sussex to tell politicians that our treasured landscape, rich in heritage and bio-diversity, must be protected from this madness”.