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13th May 2010

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An influx of new MPs
An influx of new MPs

Amid the political events of the last six days, two hundred and twenty six new people have started their lives as MPs. Three newly-elected representatives tell Nicky about their first week.

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12th 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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Clare Short tips on "dealing with the boys"
Clare Short tips on "dealing with the boys"

Former minister Clare Short tells 5 live that she wants more women in the Cabinet and gives advice to newly-elected Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi.

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11th May 2010

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Speculation continues
Speculation continues

Five days on from the election Peter Allen talks to politicians and political analysts as speculation continues as to who will form a government with whom.

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Who wants the Lib Dems more?
Who wants the Lib Dems more?

Conservative MP and former defence secretary Malcolm Rifkind says as the Labour party finished third in the election, the Tories stand the greatest chance of forming a coalition with the Lib Dems.

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The SNP's Angus Robertson on a potential Lab/Lib pact
The SNP's Angus Robertson on a potential Lab/Lib pact

Angus Robertson MP - the leader of the Scottish National Party in Westminster - on his party's support of a potential Labour/Liberal Democrat deal.

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David Blunkett warns against Lib/Lab pact
David Blunkett warns against Lib/Lab pact

The former home secretary says that a "rainbow coalition" would be doomed and the Labour party needs to go into opposition in order to renew itself.

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10th May 2010

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Gordon Brown announces he will resign as Labour Leader
Gordon Brown announces he will resign as Labour Leader

Prime Minister Gordon Brown announces his plan to step down as Labour leader by September and that Labour and the Lib Dems will open formal talks. Analysis from John Pienaar.

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A Hung Parliament Blind Date special
A Hung Parliament Blind Date special

Featuring former Labour spin doctor Lance Price as Gordon Brown, Conservative blogger Iain Dale as David Cameron and former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik as Nick Clegg.

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Will our hung parliament damage the economy?
Will our hung parliament damage the economy?

Having a hung parliament is thought to be what the City doesn't want: political uncertainty, the possibility of another election in the near future, and nobody handling the budget deficit.

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Michael Portillo and John Pienaar on a possible Con/Lib coalition
Michael Portillo and John Pienaar on a possible Con/Lib coalition

Gordon Brown's still prime minister and Nick Clegg's had two meetings with David Cameron and one with the PM. Former Cabinet minister Michael Portillo assesses the political landscape.

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Lord Steel on Con/Lib compromise talks
Lord Steel on Con/Lib compromise talks

Lord Steel led the Liberal party into a pact with the minority Labour government in 1977, and he joins Nicky to give his thoughts on the current Con/Lib talks.

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9th May 2010

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Billy Bragg calls for electoral reform
Billy Bragg calls for electoral reform

Singer Billy Bragg says Nick Clegg should hold out for proportional representation and thinks the old two-party politics may be at an end.

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Simon Hughes MP: "There will have to be a referendum"
Simon Hughes MP: "There will have to be a referendum"

Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says the Tories would have to change their position on electoral reform for a deal to be done between the two parties.

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Unlock Democracy on their purple protest
Unlock Democracy on their purple protest

The director of Unlock Democracy, Peter Facey, explains why he and about 1000 other people protested outside the Lib Dem's meeting in London.

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8th May 2010

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John Redwood and Lembit Opik clash over PR
John Redwood and Lembit Opik clash over PR

Conservative MP John Redwood and former Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik clash over whether electoral reform should be central to an agreement on coalition government.

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Labour's Kate Hoey says Gordon Brown must go
Labour's Kate Hoey says Gordon Brown must go

The Labour MP and former Sports Minister Kate Hoey says she can't see Gordon Brown continuing as leader of her party.

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Election 2010 Special
Election 2010 Special

John Pienaar reports from Westminster on the latest negotiations for a coalition government.

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New MPs discuss the hung parliament
New MPs discuss the hung parliament

Three newly elected MPs discuss the options for forming a coalition government after the election resulted in a hung parliament.

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7th May 2010

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Hung parliament debate
Hung parliament debate

Stephen's guests at Liverpool University for this post-election debate include politicians Ken Clarke, Lembit Opik, Stephen O'Brien and Ivan Lewis.

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Clegg on giving the Conservatives a hearing
Clegg on giving the Conservatives a hearing

The Lib Dem leader, arriving at the party HQ in London, says toe the gathered media that the Conservatives have gained "first right" to attempt to form a government in the "national interest."

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Brown says he's open to discussions
Brown says he's open to discussions

The incumbent Prime Minister says that Britain's got a hung parliament for the first time since the 1970s. Gordon Brown says he's prepared to talk to any party leader about forming a government.

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Cameron reaches out to the Lib Dems
Cameron reaches out to the Lib Dems

After falling just short of an overall majority at this general election, Conservative leader David Cameron makes explicit offers to Nick Clegg of forming a coalition.

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Dr Evan Harris on his defeat
Dr Evan Harris on his defeat

The Liberal Democrat Dr Evan Harris shares his thoughts on why he believes he lost his seat in Oxford West to the Conservatives.

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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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Michael Gove gives his thoughts on a hung parliament
Michael Gove gives his thoughts on a hung parliament

The Conservative's Education spokesman Michael Gove gives his perspective on what the public might expect from a 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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4th May 2010

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Peter Allen discusses tactical voting
Peter Allen discusses tactical voting

Peter Allen talks about tactical voting with Liberal Democrats home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne and the conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Iain Duncan-Smith and Charles Kennedy on a hung parliament
Iain Duncan-Smith and Charles Kennedy on a hung parliament

Iain Duncan-Smith and Charles Kennedy talk to Nicky Campbell about the chances of a hung parliament and the areas they think David Cameron and Nick Clegg could find common ground.

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Health Secretary, Andy Burnham on whether there could a Labour PM that's not Gordon Brown
Health Secretary, Andy Burnham on whether there could a Labour PM that's not Gordon Brown

The debate is now all about which party the Lib Dems might get into bed with if there is a hung parliament. Nicky asks Andy Burnham whether there could a Labour PM that's not Gordon Brown.

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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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Eric Pickles talks about Tory policies ahead of the Tv debates
Eric Pickles talks about Tory policies ahead of the Tv debates

The party chairman talks to Nicky Campbell about the TV debates tonight and rates David Cameron at 8.3 out of 10 for the first debate

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Professor Michael Clarke talks about the TV debate and the Middle East
Professor Michael Clarke talks about the TV debate and the Middle East

Prefaced with some audience insights, the Professor analyses the effects of having a nuclear Iran

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21st April 2010

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Would a hung parliament be the best result for Britain?
Would a hung parliament be the best result for Britain?

Are the main parties capable of working together? Or will party politics get in the way of running the country? 5 live listeners give their views.

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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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Alex Salmond talks to Nicky Campbell ahead of the SNP manifesto launch
Alex Salmond talks to Nicky Campbell ahead of the SNP manifesto launch

The leaderof the SNP talks about tax, the economy and what he thinks about Nick Clegg

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19th April 2010

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