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5th May 2010

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Gordon Brown takes your calls
Gordon Brown takes your calls

The Prime Minister answers listener's questions, hosted by Nicky Campbell.

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Micahel Gove talks about the Conservative party on the last day of the election campaign
Micahel Gove talks about the Conservative party on the last day of the election campaign

The shadow schools secretary talks about his own expenses scandal and the Tory position on the last day of the election campaign.

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4th May 2010

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Small parties, big impact?
Small parties, big impact?

How much influence could smaller parties have after this election? The leaders of both UKIP and Plaid Cymru talk to Nicky Campbell and the audience about their policies.

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3rd May 2010

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Stephen Nolan hosts a liveley election debate
Stephen Nolan hosts a liveley election debate

Norman Baker, Grant Shaps and Jackie Smith debate policy with the audience.

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Deal or no deal for the parties?
Deal or no deal for the parties?

Most opinion polls still point to a hung parliament. That means there could be deals to be done to make sure one of the big parties get power.

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2nd May 2010

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Big three challenged on issues by smaller parties
Big three challenged on issues by smaller parties

Kate Silverton invites the smaller parties to take on the big three over issues that they say have not had proper attention like immigration, pensions, and Trident.

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1st May 2010

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Spotlight on the general election in Wales
Spotlight on the general election in Wales

Mark Hutchings and Dalya Raphael examine the issues which are the main concerns for voters in Wales.

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Andrew Lansley on Conservative health policy
Andrew Lansley on Conservative health policy

The Conservative Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley discusses his party's proposed contract for a better NHS in England.

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30th April 2010

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The general election and Northern Ireland
The general election and Northern Ireland

Stephen hosts a debate on the election issues in Northern Ireland at the Waterfront Hall. With analysis from BBC's Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson and commentator Eamonn Mallie.

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Cameron: "Election is far from won"
Cameron: "Election is far from won"

The Conservative leader David Cameron speaks to Peter Allen while out on his campaign tour of the country.

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29th April 2010

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Tony Livesey hosts the reaction to the 3rd TV debate
Tony Livesey hosts the reaction to the 3rd TV debate

Infront of a live audience in Birmingham with John Pienaar for analysis, Tony Livesey hosts the debate reaction

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Victoria speaks to the people of Rochdale
Victoria speaks to the people of Rochdale

Victoria came live from Rochdale, the town which became the focus of the election campaign after Gordon Brown refered to a local pensioner as a "bigoted woman".

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28th April 2010

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What do you want to ask the Green Party?
What do you want to ask the Green Party?

Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party, answers your questions on the phone in. Hosted by Nicky Campbell.

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27th April 2010

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Will Nick Clegg form a coalition with Gordon Brown?
Will Nick Clegg form a coalition with Gordon Brown?

Nicky Campbell asks the leader of the Lib Dems about a hung parliament, his expenses and his policies.

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26th April 2010

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The Conservative's position on spending cuts
The Conservative's position on spending cuts

Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt admits big spending cuts will be needed but says it's very difficult to know how much as an opposition party.

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Labour's position on spending cuts
Labour's position on spending cuts

Children's Secretary Ed Balls says the budget deficit should be cut slowly initially to protect the fragile economic recovery.

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The Lib Dem's position on spending cuts
The Lib Dem's position on spending cuts

The Liberal Democrats' Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Jeremy Brown, outlines where his party expects to make savings of £10bn per year.

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Should the jobless be starved back to work?
Should the jobless be starved back to work?

Nicky Campbell takes calls from the audience on how they want unemployment tackled.

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24th April 2010

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Stephen Nolan interviews Harriet Harman on cutting public services
Stephen Nolan interviews Harriet Harman on cutting public services

Nolan delves into the detail of Labour's manifesto about whether or not they are commiting to protect front line services to cut the deficit

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Tory policies on balancing public and private sector
Tory policies on balancing public and private sector

Shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt explains Conservative policies on boosting the private sector, particularly in N. Ireland and north east England, and public sector cuts.

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Will Labour protect the public sector from cuts?
Will Labour protect the public sector from cuts?

The Care Services minister Phil Hope discusses Labour's proposals to protect frontline services in the public sector from cuts. He also discusses Gordon Brown's performance during Labour's campaign.

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22nd April 2010

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Bacon hosts a mock TV debate
Bacon hosts a mock TV debate

Richard chairs Tory blogger Iain Dale as Nick Clegg, Lib Dem candidate Lembit Opik as Gordon Brown and former Labour spin doctor Lance Prince as David Cameron

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21st April 2010

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Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on immigration in Luton
Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on immigration in Luton

Phil Woolas, James Brokenshire, Tom Brake, Simon Darby and Gerard Batten join John Pienaar and Victoria derbyshire along with 200 5 live listeners to debate immigration in Luton

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19th April 2010

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Nick Griffin answers your questions
Nick Griffin answers your questions

Nicky Campbell hosts the phone in with guest Nick Griffin.

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15th April 2010

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Crime, disorder and police reform
Crime, disorder and police reform

Peter Allen asks representatives of the three main political parties how they would tackle crime and disorder in England and Wales.

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Green Party launch election manifesto
Green Party launch election manifesto

Caroline Lucas, leader, launched the Green's election manifesto, hoping to get their first seat in Westminster.

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14th April 2010

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Who will make the strictest public sector cuts?
Who will make the strictest public sector cuts?

Public services will have to be cut back, but what impact will that have on schools, hospitals, crime? Representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens debate.

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The Liberal Democrats launch their election manifesto
The Liberal Democrats launch their election manifesto

The Liberal Democrats launch their election manifesto with an introduction from 5 live's Chief Political Correspondent John Pienaar

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Nicky Campbell talks to Danny Alexander (Lib) about the Lib Dem manifesto
Nicky Campbell talks to Danny Alexander (Lib) about the Lib Dem manifesto

Nicky Campbell talks to Danny Alexander (Lib) about the Lib Dem manifesto

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13th April 2010

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Tony Livesey hosts listeners' reactions to the Tory manifesto with Grant Shapps (Con)
Tony Livesey hosts listeners' reactions to the Tory manifesto with Grant Shapps (Con)

Tony Livesey hosts listeners' reactions to the Tory manifesto with Grant Shapps. They talk about scrapping HIP packs and public services.

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Richard Bacon talks to Tory blogger Iain Dale about the Conservative manifesto launch
Richard Bacon talks to Tory blogger Iain Dale about the Conservative manifesto launch

Richard Bacon talks to Tory blogger Iain Dale about the Conservative manifesto launch. Iain explains how their 'people power' ideas will work.

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David Cameron delivers the Conservatives' manifesto
David Cameron delivers the Conservatives' manifesto

David Cameron delivers the Conservative Party manifesto for the General Election 2010. With analysis from John Pienaar.

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Plaid Cymru aiming to protect most vulnerable
Plaid Cymru aiming to protect most vulnerable

Nerys Evans, Plaid Cymru's Director of Policy, discusses their party manifesto which focuses on seven priorities to protect the most vulnerable in society.

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UKIP manifesto aims to be straight talking
UKIP manifesto aims to be straight talking

David Campbell Bannerman, UKIP Deputy Leader and Head of Policy, talks to Nicky about his party's manifesto which includes boosting the economy, cutting migration and leaving Europe.

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William Hague on Conservative manifesto
William Hague on Conservative manifesto

The Shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague, talks to Nicky about his party's manifesto including their proposals on allowing parents to set up their own schools, immigration and tax.

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12th April 2010

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Yvette Cooper takes listener questions on Labour's manifesto
Yvette Cooper takes listener questions on Labour's manifesto

Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper takes listeners calls on the Labour Party manifesto for the General Election, including their proposals on health and tax.

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Douglas Alexander defends Labour's manifesto
Douglas Alexander defends Labour's manifesto

Labour's election co-ordinator, Douglas Alexander explains why Labour still needs to fight for reform. He discusses their economy policies, public services and health, plus the issue of public trust.

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Victoria Derbyshire hosts a panel debate in Bromsgrove
Victoria Derbyshire hosts a panel debate in Bromsgrove

Victoria's in Bromsgrove joined by Hilary Benn then Tony Wright (Lab), Simon Hughes (LD), Grant Shapps (Con) and Keith Brown, SNP.

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Gordon Brown launches Labour's election manifesto
Gordon Brown launches Labour's election manifesto

Gordon Brown launches Labour's election manifesto

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Nicky Campbell asks the audience "What would you put in your manifesto?"
Nicky Campbell asks the audience "What would you put in your manifesto?"

Nicky Campbell asks the audience "What would you put in your manifesto?" We get your view of what you want the parties to be putting in their manifestos.

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Ed Miliband talks to Nicky Campbell about the Labour manifesto
Ed Miliband talks to Nicky Campbell about the Labour manifesto

Ed Miliband talks to Nicky Campbell about the Labour manifesto and why the public would want to to vote Gordon Brown back in

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11th April 2010

10th April 2010

9th April 2010

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Ed Davey (LibDem) on tactical voting
Ed Davey (LibDem) on tactical voting

Nicky Campbell talks to Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Foreign Affairs spokesperson, about tactical voting.

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Lord Adonis (Lab) on the Lib Dems and tactical voting
Lord Adonis (Lab) on the Lib Dems and tactical voting

Nicky Campbell talks to Lord Adonis about Ed Davey's (Foreign Affairs spokesperson) view on tactical voting and the Lib Dems

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It's the economy, stupid
It's the economy, stupid

Andrew Verity and Mickey Clark discuss the economy with Tony Travers, Dr Linda Yueh and Francesca Lagerbergh

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8th April 2010

7th April 2010

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MPs talk to Victoria about last PMQs
MPs talk to Victoria about last PMQs

Labour's Ben Bradshaw, the Liberal Democrats' Simon Hughes and the Conservatives' Theresa May join Victoria Derbyshire and John Pienaar to talk about the final PMQs before the election.

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6th April 2010

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Debating the economy on College Green
Debating the economy on College Green

Peter Allen comes live from College Green at Westminster, and he's joined by Liam Byrne who's chief secretary to the Treasury, his shadow Philip Hammond, and the Lib Dems' Simon Hughes.

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Victoria speaks to six Watford candidates
Victoria speaks to six Watford candidates

On the day the general election is announced, Victoria speaks to six candidates planning to stand in Watford. She also hears from the Lib Dems' Norman Lamb and the Conservative's Jeremy Hunt.

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Home Secretary Alan Johnson speaks to Victoria
Home Secretary Alan Johnson speaks to Victoria

Home Secretary Alan Johnson speaks to Victoria about the election being called and why he thinks people should vote Labour on May 6th.

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The Conservative leader launches his campaign
The Conservative leader launches his campaign

Standing in the shadow of Westminster Bridge, David Cameron pledges his future government, should the Tories win the election, will tackle the economic deficit and restore trust in politics.

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Gordon Brown on fighting for a fourth Labour term
Gordon Brown on fighting for a fourth Labour term

The PM announces the dissolution of Parliament and the commencement of his general election campaign. He speaks about continuing to invest in public services and the ongoing fight against terrorism.

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31st March 2010

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The SNP and Plaid Cymru on entering into a coalition
The SNP and Plaid Cymru on entering into a coalition

Elfyn Llwyd from Plaid and Stewart Hosie from the Scottish nationalists both say they will demand four areas of concession before joining into a coalition with a majority party post-election.

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30th March 2010

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Vince Cable, the Lib Dems' Treasury spokesman
Vince Cable, the Lib Dems' Treasury spokesman

After his appearance on the Chancellor's Debate last night, listeners questioned the Liberal Democrat Vince Cable. How does he feel he fared, and what are his party's economic pledges?

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