The North Poll

Welcome to The North Poll, the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England this general election. Join political journalists from across the North, as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and turns, and consider what the North really needs from Westminster, ahead of December 12.

Welcome to The North Poll, the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England this general election. Join political journalists from across the North, as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and turns, and consider what the North really needs from Westminster, ahead of December 12.

7 Episodes

On the Battle-Bus

With just a day to go until Britain goes to the polls, Jen Williams, the M.E.N's political editor, is joined by Joe Timan, local democracy reporter at the Bolton News, and Liam Thorp, political editor at the Liverpool Echo. They discuss the highlights - and the lowlights - of the election campaign. Jen and Joe chat about their visit on Labour's battle-bus. And the Yorkshire Post's Geri Scott talks about the fallout over a shocking photograph at Leeds General Infirmary.

10 Dec

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Word on the street

In the penultimate episode of The North Poll, our guests have been out on the streets, talking to voters. With one week to go until the general election, the M.E.N's political editor Jennifer Williams is joined by Niall Griffiths, local democracy reporter at the Manchester Evening News, Dominic Moffitt, reporter at Lancs Live, and Geraldine Scott, Westminster correspondent at the Yorkshire Post.

04 Dec

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Manifestos

Manifestos, devolution, and northern infrastructure are on the agenda as Jennifer Williams, political editor at the Manchester Evening News, is joined by Rob Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester, Arianna Giovannini, interim director at the IPPR North thinktank, and Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

27 Nov

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4 chapters

The Not-Brexit Election

The M.E.N's political editor Jennifer Williams is joined by Centre for Towns co-founder Ian Warren, Newcastle Chronicle and Journal's political editor Jonathan Walker, and Sheffield Star editor Nancy, who discuss the Red Wall, TV debates, and whether the election is just all about Brexit.

21 Nov

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4 chapters

Mopping Up

Liverpool Echo political editor Liam Thorp hosts a line up including the MEN's politics and investigations editor Jen Williams, Business Live Editor Alistair Houghton and Lancashire democracy reporter Paul Faulkner who discuss Brexit Party pacts, flooding, HS2 and whether there will be a Remain alliance.

14 Nov

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Winter Is Coming

In the first episode of the North Poll, the M.E.N's political editor Jennifer Williams is joined by Liverpool University's Professor Andrew Russell, the Yorkshire Post's Westminster correspondent Geraldine Scott and the Liverpool Echo's political editor Liam Thorpe to discuss how and why the north will be front and centre of this winter election campaign.

06 Nov

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4 chapters

The North Poll - Trailer

Here's what you can expect from The North Poll podcast.

05 Nov

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