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As the UK prepares to vote in a new government on July 4, join host Hannah Barnes is joined by NS journalists including veteran broadcaster Andrew Marr for daily discussion of the latest election developments including reaction from around the UK, polling analysis with expert Ben Walker, and a regular listener questions episode every Friday. 
 
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Election Watch: The New Statesman podcast | daily throughout the UK general election The New Statesman

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The New Statesman podcast is now daily.
As the UK prepares to vote in a new government on July 4, join host Hannah Barnes is joined by NS journalists including veteran broadcaster Andrew Marr for daily discussion of the latest election developments including reaction from around the UK, polling analysis with expert Ben Walker, and a regular listener questions episode every Friday. 
 
New episodes publish at 5pm Monday-Friday.
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    What does Labour's "growth worth having" actually mean?

    What does Labour's "growth worth having" actually mean?

    Labour want to distinguish themselves from Boris Johnson's "levelling up". What are they planning instead?
    Hannah Barnes, Rachel Cunliffe and Freddie Hayward answer listener questions on Labour's growth strategy, and whether the new government's plans will impact individuals' personal finances.
    They also discuss the new "rising star" Labour MPs to look out for, and whether polling during election campaigns impacts the final result.
    Articles mentioned in this episode:
    Labour's next generation: the new MPs to watch
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2024/06/labours-next-generation-election-2024-new-labour-mps
    George Eaton interviews Torsten Bell
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics-interview/2024/06/torsten-bell-social-democrats-need-to-become-insurgents
    New Labour MP Yuan Yang on the deep class anxiety in China
    https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/05/labours-yuan-yang-there-is-deep-class-anxiety-in-china
    Yuan Yang: Democracy begins with us
    https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2024/07/democracy-begins-with-us-yuan-yang
    Labour MP Sarah Sackman on the tensions between her Labour values and her Jewish identity
    https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/06/sarah-sackman-my-labour-values-my-jewish-identity-tension


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    • 15 min
    The Conservative party's very public nervous breakdown

    The Conservative party's very public nervous breakdown

    The Conservative party are scrapping it out to have their visions of the future of the party heard and things are getting messy.
    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.
    Read: Kemi Badenoch is the early front-runner for the Tory leadership
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    • 20 min
    How will global affairs define the Starmer era?

    How will global affairs define the Starmer era?

    Today is the day we see our Labour government on the world stage for the first time. Starmer is in Washington today for the 75th summit of the Nato defence alliance. Ahead of the summit Starmer has met with President Joe Biden and praised the UK-US special relationship. Starmer has also told reporters that his plan to raise defence spending to 2.5% was “cast iron” - but has not committed to a timeline.
    In an increasingly volatile world, how will global affairs define the Starmer era?
    Read: Why foreign affairs will define the Starmer era
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    • 24 min
    Andrew Marr: "The smell in Whitehall? An invigorating reek of change."

    Andrew Marr: "The smell in Whitehall? An invigorating reek of change."

    A record number of new MPs are flooding through Westminster, Starmer has been on a tour of the UK, and this morning the metro mayors gathered in Downing Street.
    What is the new reality for the UK? Do we need to think seriously about electoral reform? And how is Macron going to get out of his political deadlock?
    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Andrew Marr, political editor; and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.
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    • 22 min
    What can we learn from Labour's first days in power?

    What can we learn from Labour's first days in power?

    Since forming a new government on Friday, Keir Starmer's cabinet has been hard at work across the weekend to prove to the nation that they are a government of service.
    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, to discuss surprise appointments, early policy announcements, and the results of France's shock election this weekend.
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    • 26 min
    Election results: Welcome to Labour Britain

    Election results: Welcome to Labour Britain

    The UK has just voted in its 7th ever Labour prime minister, Keir Starmer. As the results from yesterday’s general election trickled in overnight it became clear that this was not so much a story of Labour victory, as it was of Tory defeat. The last 14 years of conservative rule has dismantled both the country and much of the party’s once loyal supporters. ‘The work of change begins immediately’ said Keir Starmer this afternoon upon arrival at Downing Street straight after accepting the King’s invitation to form a new government.
    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.
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    • 39 min

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A daily staple

I’m relatively new to podcasts and have started listening to this one since the election was announced. Enjoyable, with presenters who aren’t trying to be personalities or imagining themselves living the West Wing dream. No tiresome effing and blinding either, just interesting discussion with knowledgeable people

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