Analysis of the biggest political stories in the South East
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Julia George joined BBC News in the mid-90s.
She has spent fifteen happy years trying to get straight answers from politicians, as well as businesspeople, celebrities and, most successfully, ordinary folk who've lived through extraordinary times.
A dynamic interview with Tony Blair on BBC GLR in the late 90's impressed TV bosses in London and since then Julia has worked on BBC1's flagship news programmes and anchored the BBC News Channel.
But Julia's first run-in with politics came way before that - at the age of 17.
As a delegate to the European Youth Parliament in 1989 she wrote to the Environment Secretary, the late Nicholas Ridley, asking for details of the government's policy on greenhouse gases and the protection of the ozone layer.
Two weeks after the Youth Parliament ended, a letter arrived from the ministry with a few leaflets about environmental issues.
Written in red ink across the front were the words "THIS IS NOT A STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT POLICY".
Politics can still be frustrating, but Julia's not one to be fobbed off. She aims for rigorous interviews which are enlightening and good-humoured.
Julia currently presents a daily show on BBC Radio Kent. In 2009 the show was nominated for a prestigious Sony award.
Julia shares the job of presenting the Politics Show South East with her good friend Natalie Graham.
Natalie started working for the BBC in Sussex in 1996 and quickly discovered that being out on the road as a reporter was what she enjoyed doing most.
She began as Southern Counties Radio's woman in Crawley and enjoyed a political baptism of fire during the '97 General Election, interviewing Tony Blair and a host of Conservative ministers as the party tried (unsuccessfully) to defend its small majority.
Natalie then moved to Brighton as a radio car reporter for BBC Southern Counties' breakfast programmes.
Her favourite memories of the SCR Breakfast Show include eating fruit salad on toast - on air - as part of a feature on unusual breakfasts.
After four years she moved into television, working for BBC South Today in Southampton and then to South East Today when it launched in 2001 from its new Tunbridge Wells studios.
Since then she's been reading the news and reporting from Sussex.
Helen started her career in journalism at GMTV, where she joined as a runner, learning the basics of television news as well as how to stay awake at four in the morning!
She later worked for Sky News, Five News, ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today. She did a stint on the Politics Show in the West Midlands before joining the South East team in 2008.
Since working on the Politics Show she has covered a wide range of issues- from forced marriages in the Asian community to hate crimes against disabled people.
She is known for presenting stories from the least-expected, often most controversial viewpoints.
Outside of work Helen spends a lot of her time travelling, sometimes in luxury and other times with little more than a backpack and her flip flops!
Louise Stewart is the BBC's political editor in the South East of England.
Her BBC News page brings readers the latest news of political topics from Whitstable and Tunbridge to Gillingham and Ashford.