BBC Essex challenged each of Brentwood's prospective MPs to say how they would deal with the influx of travellers in the town, after three separate camps were identified locally.
Here's what they said:
Michael McGough, UKIP
"I would do what they've done in the Republic of Ireland, which is to force most of them to come over here. I'm campaigning to ensure a complete Brexit and controls over immigration."
Paul Jeater, Green
"I'd ensure that court orders were issued promptly, that a clean-up was prompt and where examples of fly-tipping were seen, prompt action was taken there - and that those guilty of fly-tipping were prosecuted."
Alex Burghart, Conservative
"I would look into bringing in laws on intentional trespass which would make it much easier for the police to get people off private land.I'm standing for Theresa May to provide safe and secure government this country needs as we go forward with Brexit."
Karen Chilvers, Liberal Democrat
I'm looking to establish a fair society and tolerant society - that includes making the 12 or so legal pitches finally published so we can treat everyone fairly in this society."
Gareth Barrett, Labour
"I would make sure the local authorities and the police had the funding they need, especially reverse the 800 police officers cut in Essex. More widely the major issue in this election is the NHS and the social care crisis thht we have to get over now."
Luke Kousoulou, Independent
"If the travellers are on private land without permission, the council should find land they can stay on until we know what they want as we have to respect their way of life, but we must also respect the community and understand the law does not stand in their favour, and they must respect and agree to what compromise we can find to sort this situation."