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14th May 2010

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Cameron and Clegg's first joint press conference
Cameron and Clegg's first joint press conference

The two joint-leaders of Britain's new coalition government speak and answer media questions in the garden of Downing Street. John Pienaar and the Times' Daniel Finkelstein provide analysis.

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Should Lib Dem voters celebrate the coalition?
Should Lib Dem voters celebrate the coalition?

One of the Liberal Democrats chief negotiators in the coalition agreement, David Laws, discusses which Lib Dem policies will be honoured in the power partnership.

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10th May 2010

7th May 2010

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Caroline Lucas on getting the first Green party seat in Westminster
Caroline Lucas on getting the first Green party seat in Westminster

Nicky Campbell asks the successful parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavillion on her plans for the future and about the hung parliament

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Paddy Ashdown comments on the Lib Dem position
Paddy Ashdown comments on the Lib Dem position

The former Lib Dem leader talks to Nicky Campbell about the position of his party after election night

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Who do you want to be Prime Minister?
Who do you want to be Prime Minister?

Nicky Campbell takes your calls and listens to your opinions on who you want to be PM after an election night result of a hung parliament

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Neil Kinnock comments on the election results
Neil Kinnock comments on the election results

The former Labour party leader talks to Nicky Campbell, Shelagh Fogerty and John Pienaar about the election results and Labour's position

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6th May 2010

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Former home secretary Jacqui Smith loses Redditch seat
Former home secretary Jacqui Smith loses Redditch seat

One of the high profile casualties of the election is Jacqui Smith, the first female home secretary, who loses her seat to the Conservatives.

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5th May 2010

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Alex Salmond takes your calls
Alex Salmond takes your calls

The First Minister of Scotland takes listeners' calls, hosted by Nicky Campbell.

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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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What has made this election different?
What has made this election different?

Rory Cellan-Jones, Chris Mason and Sheila Gunn remark on what has changed during this election. Is it first ladies? Or is it social media?

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4th May 2010

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Welsh Secretary, Peter Hain, explains why people should vote tactically
Welsh Secretary, Peter Hain, explains why people should vote tactically

Philip Hammond and Chris Huhne give their reaction and listeners tell us why they're voting tactically and discuss whether a new electoral system would make more sense.

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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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Talking about crime in Leeds
Talking about crime in Leeds

Victoria's programme came live from Leeds where she discussed the issue of crime with 200 listeners and a panel of senior politicians, includnig Alan Johnson, Chris Grayling and Chris Huhne.

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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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First-time voters in Wales get musical
First-time voters in Wales get musical

Mark Hutchings reports from Cardiff where he hears from a jazz band of first-time voters about their intentions at the polls, through the medium of music.

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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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Who's got your X Factor?
Who's got your X Factor?

It's almost time to cast your vote. Gordon Brown, David Cameron or Nick Clegg? Who do you want in power?

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29th April 2010

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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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Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg takes listeners' questions
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg takes listeners' questions

Mr Clegg takes questions from listeners on banking reform, tax plans, the leadership issue, the EU and Euro, immigration, his constituency work and whether Louis Theroux was ever really his fag...

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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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Victoria hosts a live panel debate from Middlesbrough discussing the economy.
Victoria hosts a live panel debate from Middlesbrough discussing the economy.

Along side a 200 strong audience, Phillip Hammond, Gina Dowding, Steve Webb and Rosie Winterton debate the economy

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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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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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23rd April 2010

22nd April 2010

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Ken Clarke on claims against Nick Clegg
Ken Clarke on claims against Nick Clegg

Shadow Business Secretary, Ken Clarke, says it was predictable that the press would attack Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after his popularity grew.

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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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Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on how important the papers are in the general election
Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on how important the papers are in the general election

Trevor Kavanah (Associate Editor of The Sun), Sunny Hundall (writer for Liberalconspiracy blog) and Dan Sabbagh (former Media Editor for The Times) debate with listeners about the power of the papers

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Ed Davey talks about Clegg-mania ahead of the TV debates
Ed Davey talks about Clegg-mania ahead of the TV debates

The foreign affairs spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats comments on defence, global issues, the expenses scandal and Nick Clegg

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21st April 2010

20th April 2010

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Alex Salmond launches the SNP election manifesto
Alex Salmond launches the SNP election manifesto

During Victoria Derbyshire's show, we took the live broadcast of the leader of the SNP launching their election manifesto

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15th April 2010

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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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Brown says he should have been tougher
Brown says he should have been tougher

Gordon Brown has admitted that he should have taken a tougher line with the banks when he was Chancellor. Ralf Silva is a banking analyst from SRN Financial, and reacts to the PM's remarks.

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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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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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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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7th April 2010

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UKIP leader on electoral reform and leaving Europe
UKIP leader on electoral reform and leaving Europe

Peter Allen asks UKIP leader Lord Pearson what type of electoral reform he supports? However, Lord Pearson soon discusses the impact on the UK if they left Europe and how more jobs would be created.

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Refusing to vote after losing trust in politicians
Refusing to vote after losing trust in politicians

Nigel Follett became disillusioned about politicians following the expenses scandal. Trying to convince him to vote is Lib Dem MP Susan Kramer and Labour MP Lord Adonis.

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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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"Lord Mandelson, could you eat your crisps a bit quieter?"
"Lord Mandelson, could you eat your crisps a bit quieter?"

Lord Mandelson, Labour's Business Secretary; Sarah Teather, Lib Dem Housing Spokeswoman; and Conservative blogger, Iain Dale discuss the prospects for the Election campaign.

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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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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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27th March 2010

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Brown sets out Labour's election pledges
Brown sets out Labour's election pledges

Gordon Brown has promised to secure the economic recovery, halve the budget deficit and make Government more accountable. Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative and SNP politicians debate.

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