Show 253 - Gemma Doyle
This is a story about how quickly politics changes. Gemma Doyle was elected the MP for her hometown in 2010 with a massive majority. Then the 2014 independence referendum happened, upending Scottish politics. A year later Gemma lost her seat to the SNP on a 34% swing. Then Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. This is a refreshingly honest account of what it's like to be a Labour politician of this generation. Gemma worked for Labour in government, became an MP in opposition and saw British politics completely transform. No longer an MP, she is still involved with the party and she explains why, when others left, she decided to stay.
Follow Gemma on Twitter: @gemmacdoyle
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci
6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
20 Dec: Christmas Special with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rosena Allin-Khan and MP4
10 Jan: Neil Kinnock
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