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Benedict Brogan of The Daily Telegraph looks back at the Week in Westminster.

The last time the Conservatives won an election was in 1992, against the odds and during a recession. The then Conservative Party chairman Chris Patten - now Lord Patten - looks back at the struggles of that campaign and compares it to what might happen this time.

Also involved in that general election was Glenys Kinnock, the wife of the then Labour leader Neil Kinnock and now a government minister and peer. What role did she play then, and does she think women now play a larger part in determining the outcome of elections?

Also in the programme:

With UKIP aiming to field over 500 candidates in the forthcoming general election, what effect will it have on the Conservative vote?

And how do we read the current opinion polls? Stephan Shakespeare of YouGov and Andrew Cooper of Populus discuss how far we can trust them.

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30 minutes

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Sat 20 Mar 2010 11:00

Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.

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