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Adam Fleming and the BBC’s politics team bring you the essential guide to the 2019 UK general election.
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Comedian and former Labour adviser Ayesha Hazarika and Matthew Elliott, the strategist and former Vote Leave campaign CEO give us their take on the historic election result. We’ll be back with Brexitcast next week. Producer: Emma CloseEditor: Dino Sofos
Electioncast: THE RESULTS!

Electioncast: THE RESULTS!

2019-12-1300:37:5110

The results are in! It's been a brilliant night for Boris Johnson and the Tories and a terrible one for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. Adam has been up all night watching the thrills and spills from BBC HQ.Producers: Harriet Noble & Nick RotherhamEditor: Dino Sofos
So that’s it... campaigning is over! We hear what the party leaders got up to on the final day, Jeremy Vine quizzes Adam on the Labour and Conservative manifestos and we bring you an Ele-Xmas carol.Producers: Emma Close, Harriet Noble & Ione WellsEditor: Dino Sofos
Electioncast, Actually

Electioncast, Actually

2019-12-1000:32:259

It’s the penultimate day of the campaign! Boris Johnson is driving through a polystyrene wall, Jon Ashworth’s been caught on tape and Hugh Grant wants people to vote tactically. Plus Emma Barnett joins us to talk last night’s under-30s Question Time.Producers: Harriet Noble, Emma Close and Ione WellsEditor: Dino Sofos
With only three days left of campaigning, Boris Johnson is criticised for initially refusing to look at a picture of a sick boy who had to sleep on the floor of a Leeds hospital. And Adam heads to Crewe to chat to a group of undecided voters.Producers: Ione Wells & Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
Not long to go… Guto Harri, a former adviser to Boris Johnson and Laura Parker, the national coordinator of Momentum, tell us why their man should get the top job. Producer: Emma CloseEditor: Dino Sofos
Adam, Laura and Nick Robinson bring you the highlights, analysis and backstage goss from the final BBC leaders’ debate in Maidstone.Producer: Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
DEAD RINGERS SPECIALl!

DEAD RINGERS SPECIALl!

2019-12-0500:37:3918

It’s the last Brexitcast before polling day. We look at what the main parties have been saying about Brexit on the campaign trail. And we invite Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens from Dead Ringers in to take the piss out of us.Producers: Emma Close & Ione WellsEditor: Dino Sofos
Electioncast: Snow Comment

Electioncast: Snow Comment

2019-12-0400:32:0613

In this extra-special bumper edition we talk Trump’s tiff with Trudeau, Labour’s spending plans and Jo Swinson meeting some bees. Plus Northern Ireland, what the parties are promising to disabled voters, and the history of general elections. And perhaps most importantly… what is the weather going to be like when we go to the polls?Producers: Harriet Noble and Ione WellsEditor: Dino Sofos
President Trump’s in the UK for the NATO summit, so we called up our favourite America-watcher Emily Maitlis to dissect what that means, if anything, for the election. Plus Jeremy Corbyn says sorry for anti-semitism in the Labour party, and we take a trip to Merseyside to find out what a “Southport Swinger” is.Producers: Harriet Noble and Frankie TobiEditor: Dino Sofos
JOHN CURTICECAST

JOHN CURTICECAST

2019-12-0200:26:066

Two Johns and a Vicki… John Pienaar and Vicki Young join us to discuss the political fallout from the London Bridge attack, and the ultimate election guru Professor Sir John Curtice explains what the polls are really telling us.Producers: Harriet Noble and Emma CloseEditor: Dino Sofos
Chris Mason is joined by former Boris Johnson adviser, Jo Tanner and Lord Stewart Wood, a former adviser to Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown, to reflect on the election campaign. Chris also talks to the BBC’s Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, after the terror attack at London bridge. Producers: Cristina Criddle and Ione WellsEditor: Dino Sofos
Climatecast!

Climatecast!

2019-11-2900:25:175

Last night Channel 4 hosted a debate among party leaders focusing on climate change. Although seven were invited only five took to the stage, with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage being replace with ice sculptures. Sadly we couldn’t afford any frozen effigies of prominent politicians, but we can bring you a special episode with Leila Nathoo and David Shukman looking back at the debate.Producer: Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
The BBC Scotland Editor, Sarah Smith, joins Adam and Chris to discuss the SNP manifesto. And we have a Tina Turner quiz to mark her 80th birthday... naturally.Producers: Emma Close and Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
The Receipts Special

The Receipts Special

2019-11-2700:35:227

In a special bumper mega edition, we welcome the hosts of The Receipts podcast to Electioncast HQ. They're here to answer your election-related relationship dilemmas. Plus Labour's "major" NHS announcement, and Electionfiles returns.Producers: Rianna Croxford, Emma Close and Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attacks Labour’s record on anti-Semitism, we take the political temperature in the South West…. and Michael Gove (sort of) tries his hand at rap.Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Cristina CriddleEditor: Dino Sofos
Stand by your man... ifesto

Stand by your man... ifesto

2019-11-2500:26:0814

It’s manifesto season, and today we’re looking at not one but five launches (well, one is technically a “contract”). Plus we explain nurse numbers using Christmas cupcakes.Producers: Emma Close, Harriet Noble and Cristina CriddleEditor: Dino Sofos
Electioncast is in Sheffield! Former Home Secretary David Blunkett and Nick Clegg’s ex policy director Polly Mackenzie talk about the campaign this week and the leaders Question Time debate. Plus Adam gets a tour of the city from local radio legend, Toby Foster. Producers: Frankie Tobi and Emma CloseEditor: Dino Sofos
We’ve escaped Electioncast HQ and are in Sheffield for the Question Time leaders' special. And while we're here Adam decided to stage a hostile takeover of Sheffield University's student radio station, Forge Radio.Producers: Emma Close and Harriet NobleEditor: Dino Sofos
The Brexitcast gang look back at this week’s election pledges as Labour takes to the stage in Birmingham. And you can play along to the best musical-manifesto-quiz ever. It’s so good you’ll cry. Producers: Harriet Noble and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
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Comments (334)

Christine Wright

9th and 10th December. The latest edition won't play: 'unknown error' message. All the other episodes play without any problem

Dec 10th
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stephen murray

I've a question what happened to all the conservative MP's that didn't vote with the government in the last bout of brexit related votes in parliament? Did they resign, get deselected, are they standing as independent, or did the people who decide these things keep them on because they were known locally?

Dec 5th
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Cindernoni

no laura!!!

Dec 2nd
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TJ

spent more time talking about katia's sprained ankle than Johnson's no-show at the climate debate. anti-journalism as per usual

Nov 29th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Nov 26th
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TJ

seems more and more like a BBC vehicle for the Torys. The reporting on the leaders questions was awful. There was a pro-Corbyn question that wasn't played, but was briefly debunked. Then Boris Johnson's heckler that was so fierce they almost had to stop the show to tell him to quiet down, again not discussed. You cannot trust the BBC.

Nov 23rd
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Stewart Robertson

I'm a keen follower of Brexitcast and now Electioncast but I can't use BBC Sounds as there is no way that I can find to comment.

Nov 20th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Nov 19th
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Sean Carver

I thought a withdrawal agreement was religious contraception.

Nov 7th
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Sean Carver

I thought a withdrawal agreement was religious contraception.

Nov 7th
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adam bennett

this show makes politics worth listening to.

Nov 5th
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Jean Potter

Pui

Nov 4th
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stephen murray

I've just discovered yougov.co.uk and I'm hooked! apart from all the stuff on Motorhead, they have polls on stuff like "is the risk of violence against politicians worth taking to take back control?"and "will brexit break up the union?". will the show do any coverage of this kind of stuff?

Oct 29th
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stephen murray

merry brexmas everybody!

Oct 24th
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stephen murray

all the focus is on Northern Ireland and the backstop, can we assume from this that UK government are happy with the rest of withdrawal deal or is this just not as prominently covered?

Oct 3rd
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Scott Burdon

Thanks for an informative and entertaining Brexitcast. I am a recent convert (Mar-19) to this podcast and spent a lot of time listening to every podcast to catch up with what you've been reporting. Your insights, analyses and explanations I've found simple, easy to follow and understand, if sometimes chaotic and frenetic; but always enjoyable. However, as the 31-Oct deadline looms closer, I am confused about the issue of "no deal Brexit". As it stands now, we continue to trade (and interact) with the EU as a member-state. When we reach the 31-Oct date a few different scenarios could happen. One possibility, however fanciful and improbable, is the UK trade using the new terms agreed in a deal with the EU. The other option is we continue to trade, as a member-state, until a new deadline is agreed by the EU. This scenario happens because of the Benn Act coming into effect on October 19th. And this is where I'm confused. How is it possible for the UK to leave the EU without a deal, particularly, if there is a law forcing the PM to ask for the extension? As I see it, only if the EU said no to the extension request would the UK exit without a deal. Is this correct?

Sep 27th
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Stewart Robertson

Your obsession with neutrality is going to far. It's clear that the disrespect and the threatening language is coming mostly from one side of the house and yet you studiously will not report that. Your attitude is paralled with the Munchetty affair. Good reporting is about revealing the truth. If I want bias there is plenty in the popular press. I want you to tell it as it is. I'm speaking as a devote follower who must have listened to every Brexitcast - some more than once.

Sep 27th
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stephen murray

the whole brexit coverage gives me a great insight into systems and processes of government, but this episode made me wonder about the monarch role in it all. can you do something explaining this? does the queen have to do whatever prime minister tells her? does she have the authority to refuse? where was this establishment and what are the parameters? and in this current example of the prorogation that never was, why do people get upset that the monarch was "brought into politics"?

Sep 25th
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Paul Billington

In the middle ages, on mass, millions of people decided to abandon their villages and set out for Jerusalem. They had no plan but were willingto cart their parents and children to an unknown. Most died or were robbed on the way. Brexit reminds me of this.

Sep 21st
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stephen murray

going through green channel rather than the blue while it's still there?

Sep 18th
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