9 episodes

Long form interviews with local politicians, councillors, activists and residents of Peterborough, UK. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter @PoliticsPboro, where you can discuss what has been said in the episode. If you have any questions that you'd like to put to future guests, you can send them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com
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Politics of Peterborough Dave Adcock

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Long form interviews with local politicians, councillors, activists and residents of Peterborough, UK. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter @PoliticsPboro, where you can discuss what has been said in the episode. If you have any questions that you'd like to put to future guests, you can send them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com
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    With Professor Ross Renton

    With Professor Ross Renton

    On this month's episode, we chat with the principal of ARU Peterborough, Professor Ross Renton. Obviously, there was a lot of talk about the University's development and how things have gone since it opened in September 2022, and what the future holds as it continues to grow.
    We also talked about its place on the Embankment; the relationships they require with the Council and Combined Authority; how further education will develop as time goes on; whether the Government has been providing enough support; and whether Professor Renton has considered moving into politics in the past or future.

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    • 55 min
    With Councillor Nicola Day

    With Councillor Nicola Day

    On this episode, we sat down with local Green party leader, Councillor Nicola Day. We discussed her journey in politics from the Labour party into the Greens; whether the Greens can ever become of a party of Government; The defection of Councillor Skibsted from Labour; is Peterborough a safe city; and whether the city is ready to be carbon neutral by 2030; along with a whole host of other topics.
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    • 55 min
    With Paul Bristow MP

    With Paul Bristow MP

    We sat down with Peterborough MP Paul Bristow, for a chat about the recent Conservative leadership issues, Brexit, the financial state of Peterborough City Council, the recently opened University, and his comments on the use of the Great Northern Hotel as a base for asylum seekers.
    We also asked the question that everyone wants an answer to...Has he been voting for Matt Hancock to undertake trials on I'm a Celebrity?

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    • 50 min
    With Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald - Part 2

    With Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald - Part 2

    In the second part of our conversation with Peterborough Council Leader Wayne Fitzgerald, we covered the embankment including the university and the potential for an arena, whether the city's net zero target is realistic, and the rejection of a change in voting frequency.
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    • 40 min
    With Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald - Part 1

    With Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald - Part 1

    In part 1, we chat with Peterborough Conservative leader and leader of the Council Wayne Fitzgerald about how he got into politics, how he has found being leader and the current state of national politics.
    We then got into the issues facing Peterborough, from the financial position and the cuts to services that have resulted from that, and the recently released Future City Council Strategy report.

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    • 47 min
    With Councillor Julie Stevenson - Part 2

    With Councillor Julie Stevenson - Part 2

    Part 2 of our conversation with independent Councillor Julie Stevenson, where we get into the issues facing Peterborough including: The problem of drifting in Orton; The climbing wall development at Ferry Meadows; Whether the city is a friendly place for people with disabilities; Should Peterborough move to an all-out system of voting; Honesty in politics; And whether local councillors should be full time, professional positions, and whether they get enough money for the job they do.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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2 Ratings

Ztarfizh ,

Informative, good interviewing style

Despite living in Peterborough for 30+ years and thinking of myself as politically engaged, I’ve just realised how little I know about local politics. So far I’ve listened to Shaz Navaz and Paul Bristow interviews. Questions are well prepared, and interviewees are allowed to make their points uninterrupted, but the interviewer does come back to challenge them very effectively. Good work and I look forward to listening to the others.

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