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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.
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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Election 24 Special, Ep 14

    Election 24 Special, Ep 14

    We're going back to the seaside 
     
    Today's candidates are...
     
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Conservatives, North Northumberland
    X: @annietrev
    W: https://www.teamtrevelyan.co.uk/
     
    Frederick van Mierlo, Lib Dems, Henley and Thame
    X: @fivanmierlo
    Georgie Callé, Conservatives, Ealing Southall
    X: @GeorgieCalle
    Ben Bradley, Conservatives, Mansfield
    X: @BBradley_Mans
    W: https://www.benbradley.uk/
     
    Lucy Stephenson, Conservatives, Sheffield Central 
    W: https://rutlandcounty.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=138
     
    Just 594 to go...
     
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho Theatre
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Election 24 Special, Ep 13

    Election 24 Special, Ep 13

    Election 24, Episode 13
    It's a bodyslam of an episode starting in the Welsh valleys.
    Today's candidates are...
    Alex Davies-Jones, Labour, Pontypridd
    X: @AlexDaviesJones
    W: https://alexdaviesjones.laboursites.org/
    Robert Buckland, Conservatives, Swindon South
    X: @RobertBuckland
    W: https://www.robertbuckland.co.uk/
    Helen Maguire, Lib Dems, Epsom and Ewell
    X: @helenemaguire
    W: https://www.helenmaguire.org/
    Andrew Dinsmore, Conservatives, Hammersmith and Chiswick
    X: @AWNDinsmore
    Nikki da Costa, Consevratives, North East Herts
    W: https://www.nehertsconservatives.org.uk/people/nikki-da-costa-conservative-party-candidate-north-east-hertfordshire
    Just 599 to go...
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho Theatre
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour

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    • 58 min
    Election 24 Special, Ep 12

    Election 24 Special, Ep 12

    Get ready to stuff your face with doughnuts, it's another fin summer's day on the Battlebus! 
      
    Today's candidates are... 
      
    Will Goodhand, Conservatives, West Bromwich
    X: @WillGoodhand4MP
    Jade Botterill, Labour, Ossett and Denby Dale
    X: @JadeBotterill
    W: https://www.jadebotterill.com/
    Claire Hanna, SDLP, South Belfast and Mid Down
    X: @ClaireHanna
    W: https://www.sdlp.ie/clairehanna
    Theodore Jupp, Lib Dems, Camborne, Oxford East
    X: @TheoJupp
    W: https://www.oxonld.uk/parliamentary-candidates/oxford-east
    Polly Billington, Labour, East Thanet
    X: @PollyBLabour
    W: https://www.pollybillington.org.uk/
     
    Just 604 to go... 
      
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 
      
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho Theatre 
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour 

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Election 24 Special, Ep 11

    Election 24 Special, Ep 11

    Pop your seatbelt on and get ready for another grand tour of Election 24.
    Our first stop is the seaside...
    Josh Babarinde, Liberal Democrats, Eastbourne
    X: @JoshBabarinde
    W: https://www.josh.org.uk/
    Rushanara Ali, Labour, Bethnal Green and Stepney
    X: @rushanaraali
    W: https://www.rushanaraali.org/
    Scott Smith, Conservatives, Manchester Central
    X: @scottdismith
    W: https://www.manchesterconservatives.com/
    Thalia Marrington, Lib Dems, Camborne, Redruth and Hayle
    X: @thaliasimone1
    W: https://www.crhlibdems.org.uk/thalia-marrington
    Kelly Dougall, Party of Women, Tynemouth
    X: @powtynemouth
    W: https://www.givesendgo.com/Partyofwomennortheast
     
    Just 609 to go...
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho Theatre
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Election 24 Special, Ep 10

    Election 24 Special, Ep 10

    Beep beep! The Political Party battlebus stops off to meet five more political talents. Enjoy today's episode with a glass of rioja and a wooden spoon covered in elastic bands. It'll all make sense.
    Today's candidates are:
    Ed Davey, Liberal Democrats, Kingston and Surbiton
    X: @EdwardJDavey
    W: https://www.kingstonlibdems.org.uk/ge2024-eddavey/
    Rosie Duffield, Labour, Canterbury
    X: RosieDuffield1
    W: https://www.rosieduffieldmp.co.uk/
    James Cracknell, Conservatives,
    Colchester
    X: @jamescracknell
    W: https://www.cracknell4colchester.com/
    Tonia Antoniazzi, Labour, Gower
    X: @ToniaAntoniazzi
    W: https://www.toniaantoniazzi.co.uk/
    Ellen Nicholson, Liberal Democrats, Runnymede and Weybridge
    X: @EllzSummary
    W: https://www.runnymedelibdems.org.uk/ellen4mp
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June Soho Theatre
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Election 24 Special, Ep 9

    Election 24 Special, Ep 9

    Pop your seatbelt on, the Political Party Battlebus is making FIVE stops today. 
     
    Politicians aren't all the same and this episode proves it. 
     
    This is a great advert for the power of politics. 
     
    Today's candidates are...
     
    Alison McGovern, Labour, Birkenhead
    X: @Alison_McGovern
    Michelle Welsh, Labour, Sherwood Forest
    X: MichelleWelshUK
     
    Khalil Yousuf, Liberal Democrats, Farnham and Bordon
    X: @KhalilYousuf
    W: https://khalilyousuf.info/
     
    Claire Hazelgrove, Labour, Filton and Bradley Stoke
    X: @CHazelgrove
    W: https://clairehazelgrove.co.uk/
     
    Danielle Dunfield-Prayero, Conservative, Wimbledon
    X: @DunfieldPrayero
    W: https://www.danielle4wimbledon.london/
    Just 619 to go...
     
    If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
    Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-the-end-of-an-era-tour

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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Katherinaminola ,

Fantastic insight you would never get from national news!

I’m completely new to this podcast (but loved Matt from British Scandal!) and I am currently binging the Election 24 special series. I cannot express enough how brilliant this project is. It has given me hope about politics for the future no matter what the party in power. The interviewees are so passionate and care so much about their constituencies, it’s really a beautiful series and makes you realise that these people are human and they are getting into politics for exactly the right reasons. I am so in love with this podcast!

Axeman98765 ,

Perfect way to follow the election

I’ve been enjoying this podcast for years, but the interviews with candidates from each constituency are something special. It really humanises the election and I can’t wait for election night to see how all these candidates fare. If Matt can interview Count Binface in Richmond it will be the icing on the cake!

sarahsingergray ,

Ambitious project

I think this is a great idea, going round the constituencies- actually makes you warm to individual would-be politicians of all kinds rather than demonising them. Can only be helpful Matt, well done!!

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