The Rundown by PoliticsHome

Farage and a taxing debate

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Episode notes

The second week of the election campaign has been dominated by Nigel Farage’s decision to stand to be an MP and the fallout from the first leaders debate between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer. Alain Tolhurst is joined by elections experts Rob Ford and Paula Surridge along with PolHome editor Adam Payne to talk about this week’s polling, then PolHome reporters Tom Scotson and Caitlin Doherty dial in from the campaign trail, while Paul Harrison, former Downing Street press secretary, and Andrew Fisher, director of policy for Labour under Jeremy Corbyn, discuss how the two main party campaigns are going, and then we hear from the voters and what they made of the debate, as part of our Election Diaries project in partnership with Thinks Insight.

Presented by Alain Tolhurst, and produced by Lulu Goad and Nick Hilton for Podot.