TODAY we ask our three local MPs a question that should never really need to be asked. 'Is politics becoming too nasty?'

It is a question that really only has one answer and John Woodcock, Tim Farron and Trudy Harrison were united in their answer of, to paraphrase the three, yes.

Over the past few weeks we have seen people breaking from the crowd to throw milkshakes over candidates for the European elections and while some braying social media commentators have laughed and declared it wonderful japery, there is simply no excuse.

It doesn't matter what you think of someone's political opinions the way to beat them is at the ballot box.

But when you have had some politicians resorting to low level name calling for the past three years you can see why some people think their actions are justified.

They are not. Never will be.

Of course there is always room for stout debate. That is what political chambers are for.

But in the year 2019, in the wake of the senseless murder of an MP on the streets she represented and in an age where certain sections of society love to have a 'laugh' with a viral video, all politicians from local councils right up to Westminster must take responsibility and rid their job of the petty posturing.