Episode 6 | Wednesday 7 March 2007, 9pm, BBC TWO
Kirsty receives a bunch of flowers with a threatening letter and reports it to the police.
The pressures of work take their toll on Labour MP, Jo Porter and with her personal life in a mess she turns to drink to help relieve her problems. Kirsty doesn't want to get involved but Danny feels obliged to protect her. When he finally plucks up the courage to approach Jo she reacts badly.
Junior Shadow Minister James Northcote shows his support for his young advisor Ashika by visiting her in the constituency of Sedley. As she prepares for selection in the first round of the forthcoming by-election, she soon realises the difficulty of the task ahead.
Despite the efforts of her campaign manager, Gloria, Ashika refuses to participate in a culinary event with the Women's Institute, feeling it's patronising and unprofessional. Instead, and against James' advice, she tries to prove her worth by supporting plans for a local mosque. It is a risky decision and almost backfires. Ashika makes another big decision, finally trying to draw a line under her affair with James, asking for some space she sends him back home to his own constituency and loving wife.
Following a drunken resignation last week, Scott prepares to meet his tough boss Stephen, to discuss his future. Stephen tells him he's been headhunted by the party to help the flagging Labour candidate for the upcoming by election in his Dad's old constituency - Sedley! Even though he fancies the Tory candidate, Scott takes on the challenge, making a romantic relationship with the opposition even more unlikely.
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