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Ed Bowsher

What would Labour's by-election loss mean for the party?

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What would Labour's by-election loss mean for the party?
The Labour Party is on shaky ground ahead of two crucial by-elections tomorrow - both seats were held by Labour but at least Copeland, in Cumbria, is now favoured to go to the Conservatives. What would a loss mean for Labour's future? Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home for the latest, including analysis of today's Prime Minister's Questions.
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John Ashmore


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Ed Bowsher

Labour's poor polling puts by-election contest on the table

Ed Bowsher
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Labour's poor polling puts by-election contest on the table
Opposition parties rarely lose by-elections - so speculation that Labour could lose in the upcoming contests for Stoke-on-Trent Central or Copeland is unusual. For more on how the battle is unfolding, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with John Curtice, politics professor at the University of Strathclyde and research consultant to NatCen Social Research.
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John Curtice


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Ed Bowsher

Brexit bill battle on the cards in House of Lords

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Brexit bill battle on the cards in House of Lords
The Brexit bill heads to the House of Lords next week but will they use their power to 'ping pong' the legislation back to the Commons? And will Labour hold Stoke-on-Trent in next week's by-election? John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on these stories.
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John Ashmore


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Ed Bowsher

Trump state visit gets green light - UK politics with John Rentoul

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Trump state visit gets green light - UK politics with John Rentoul
Despite a petition backed by 1.8 million people, Donald Trump will get his state visit. For the latest on UK politics John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent, spoke with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Ed Bowsher

Proposed espionage laws 'extremely draconian' says rights group

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 Proposed espionage laws 'extremely draconian' says rights group
A proposed revamp of the Official Secrets Act could mean leaks of "sensitive information" about the economy would be punished for the first time. The bill also includes proposals to increase jail terms from 2 years to 14 years, and even possessing documents could see charges. The moves are "extremely draconian" according to Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group - he joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the issue.
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Jim Killock


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Ed Bowsher

Who could replace Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

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Who could replace Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?
Labour pollsters are 'road testing' MPs as future replacements for Jeremy Corbyn, according to reports in the Sunday Times. While deputy leader Tom Watson said that the purpose of the polling had been misunderstood, who were the standout candidates? Business Insider's UK political editor Adam Bienkov spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest on this story.
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Adam Bienkov


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Ed Bowsher

Tories plan to oust John Bercow as Speaker over Trump's comments - Bloomberg's Robert Hutton joined Share Radio to discuss

Ed Bowsher
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Tories plan to oust John Bercow as Speaker over Trump's comments - Bloomberg's Robert Hutton joined Share Radio to discuss
A Tory MP, James Duddridge has tabled a motion of no confidence in John Bercow following the Speaker of the Commons announcing that Donald Trump should not be allowed to address parliament on account of his racist and sexist comments. For his thoughts on Bercow's position Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Hutton, UK Political Correspondent for Bloomberg News.
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Robert Hutton


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Ed Bowsher

Can the Lords put the breaks on Brexit?

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Can the Lords put the breaks on Brexit?
The UK's one step closer to Brexit as the commons voted to begin the leave process - but will the House of Lords intervene? Tony Travers from the London School of Economics to discuss what's next.
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Tony Travers


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Glen Goodman

Brexit: 'take it or leave it' message to MPs

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Brexit: 'take it or leave it' message to MPs
Parliament will face a 'take it or leave it' vote on the eventual Brexit deal according to the government. For more on the day's political news John Ashmore, Chief Political Reporter at Politics Home, spoke to Share Radio's Glen Goodman.
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John Ashmore


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Sarah Lowther

John Bercow "strongly opposed" to Trump speech - UK politics with John Rentoul

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 John Bercow "strongly opposed" to Trump speech - UK politics with John Rentoul
Why has House of Commons speaker John Bercow has said he's "strongly opposed" to Donald Trump addressing Westminster Hall? And what might this mean for UK-US relations? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent, joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther to discuss the latest in UK politics.
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John Rentoul


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