22 episodes

Long form interviews with local politicians, councillors, activists and residents of Peterborough, UK. You can find us on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook and @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 • 3 Ratings

Long form interviews with local politicians, councillors, activists and residents of Peterborough, UK. You can find us on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook and @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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    Pre-Elections 2024 - Part 2

    Pre-Elections 2024 - Part 2

    My guests on this episode of the podcast are former BBC Radio Cambridgeshire breakfast presenter and current Director of Marketing and Communications at Peterborough Cathedral, Paul Stainton; Independent councillor for Orton Waterville ward, Cllr Julie Stevenson; and Local Democracy Reporter, Joanna Taylor. In this second part, we discussed:
    The state of each of the local parties going into the local electionsSome of the most competitive wardsPredictions for the election
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com.
    You can also find the podcast on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Pre-Elections 2024 - Part 1

    Pre-Elections 2024 - Part 1

    My guests on this episode of the podcast are former BBC Radio Cambridgeshire breakfast presenter and current Director of Marketing and Communications at Peterborough Cathedral, Paul Stainton; Independent councillor for Orton Waterville ward, Cllr Julie Stevenson; and Local Democracy Reporter, Joanna Taylor. In this first part, we discussed:
    The events of the last full council meetingTurnout at local electionsWhether Councillors should live in the ward they representPlus much more.
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com.
    You can also find the podcast on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    With Councillors Mohammed Farooq & John Howard

    With Councillors Mohammed Farooq & John Howard

    My guests on this episode of the podcast are the current leadership of the Council - Leader Councillor Mohammed Farooq and Deputy Leader Councillor John Howard. We discussed:
    How Councillor Farooq got into politics, and his departure from the ConservativesHow Peterborough First took control of the CouncilThe Hilton HotelThe closure of the Regional Pool and potential replacement detailsThe Station QuarterThe upcoming Local ElectionsPlus much more.
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com.
    You can also find the podcast on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    With Councillor Christian Hogg

    With Councillor Christian Hogg

    My guest for this episode is Peterborough Liberal Democrats group leader Councillor Christian Hogg. We discussed:
    The Lib Dems aims for the 2024 local electionsWhat changes there have been since Peterborough First took on the leadership of the Council.The Council's net zero targetThe Regional poolYouth engagement within the cityPlus much more.
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com.
    You can also find the podcast on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    With Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

    With Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

    My guest for this episode is Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson. We discussed:
    What brought him to Cambridgeshire from NorthumberlandWhat made him want to go into politicsHis apology following the recently released report into his conduct during his first year in officeThe changes in leadership at Peterborough City Council, and how that has changed the relationship with the Combined AuthorityPeterborough MP Paul Bristow's tweets about himWhether he wants to see a Low Emissions Zone introduced in PeterboroughThe introduction and potential tripling of his mayoral preceptPlus much more.
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com.
    You can also find the podcast on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    With Shailesh Vara MP

    With Shailesh Vara MP

    On this month's episode, I sat down with North-West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara. We discussed:
    His upbringing and route into politicsThe racism he has faced along with the current dangers of being an MPHis reaction to the double by-election defeats suffered by the ConservativesThe resignation of 7 Conservative councillors and likely imminent change of leadership of the CouncilThe Showground development and potential loss of the Peterborough PanthersPlus much more.
    If you have any suggestions for future guests, or have questions you'd like asking, you can email them to politics.peterborough@hotmail.com. You can also find us on X (formally Twitter) and Facebook @PoliticsPboro.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 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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