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The UK's flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast Electioncast is the best place to follow the UK General Election campaign.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you're ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond.

Newscast will give you all the best insights from the campaign trail - so you're across all the day's top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O'Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.

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Today, Laura, Paddy and Henry discuss how the government is responding to comments from a Tory candidate made at a private event in April, describing the Rwanda policy as ‘crap’.James Sunderland, who’s also a Home Office aide, went on to say the policy will deter migrants from trying to enter the UK by crossing the Channel.Laura’s been talking to the Home Secretary James Cleverly about it on her show.They also discuss an update in the alleged election date betting story.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, in this podcast recorded live on Radio 4, we’re looking at claims about betting on the election date, and Laura’s been given an internal Labour memo to candidates with warnings about undecided voters.Adam, Paddy and Laura also look at the SNP manifesto and what Nigel Farage has called Reform UK’s ‘contract with the people’.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we answer your election questions.Adam and Laura answer your questions on PR, election fatigue and much more as part of Your Voice, Your Vote.And watch Shania Twain’s special message for Chris Mason -https://x.com/BBCSounds/status/1804162152506315127To learn more about Your Voice, Your vote - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cz440j1x4xnoApply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, Question Time has been to York for four leaders of the main political parties to answer questions from a live audience. Adam is joined by Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth who have been watching from the spin room in York as Rishi Sunak, Sir Keir Starmer, John Swinney and Sir Ed Davey were grilled by the audience. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of Reform UK Nigel Farage. Adam and Alex are joined by Alex Phillips, broadcaster and former Brexit Party MEP, to chronicle his early life and political career. They discuss his time as a stockbroker, his role in the Brexit referendum, plus why the pub is his preferred place to campaign. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of Plaid Cymru, Rhun ap Iorwerth.Adam is joined by Teleri Glyn Jones, political reporter for BBC Wales, and Dafydd Trystan, former chair of Plaid Cymru, to chronicle Rhun's early life and political career. They discuss his love of music, his move from journalism to politics, and what he has done to transform his party.This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the co-leaders of the Green Party, Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer. Adam is joined by Paul Barltrop, BBC West Political Editor, and Rupert Read, co-director of The Climate Majority Project, to chronicle their early lives and political careers. They discuss how they became involved with environmentalism, their careers before politics and how the co-leaders were matched together. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Dave O’Neill and Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at the SNP manifesto launch, where John Swinney focuses on future independence talks with the UK government. Adam is in Birmingham with Newsnight’s Victoria Derbyshire and Nick Watt, they are joined by James Cook who’s covering the SNP manifesto launch in Edinburgh. And they discuss Newsnight’s focus on the NHS, plus the news that Rishi Sunak's protection officer has been arrested over alleged election date bets. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder, Sam McLaren and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at a billionaire former donor to the Conservative Party who has told Chris Mason he will vote Labour for the first time in his life. John Caudwell, the entrepreneur businessman who founded Phones 4U gave the Tories half a million pounds before the last general election. Caudwell has told Chris that Labour have undergone a “transformation” and that Rishi Sunak is an “absolute dud” in an exclusive interview. And Marianna is back in the studio to talk about the UK Undercover Voters and the political ads they’ve been seeing on their social media feeds. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey.Adam and Alex are joined by Dr Tim Leunig, economist and long-time friend of the Lib Dem leader, to chronicle his early life and political career. They look at his family life, what he has achieved in politics, including during his time as a minister, plus the origin of his political stunts. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. The technical producers were Antonio Fernandes and Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney.Adam and James are joined by Liz Lloyd, former special adviser to John Swinney and Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff, to chronicle John Swinney’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his long political career with the SNP, and how he kept trying - and failing - to step back from Government.This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at Labour’s plans for business and the Reform Party’s “contract with voters”. Keir Starmer has been speaking about Brexit and a “National Wealth Fund” on the campaign trail while Rishi Sunak has stressed that the Conservatives “can win”. Adam is joined by Alex Forsyth and Simon Jack. And Nigel Farage and Richard Tice have launched Reform UK’s policy plan calling it a “contract with voters” instead of a manifesto. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at what the parties are offering for the NHS and social care, and how they’re going to pay for it.Laura’s been speaking to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting about Labour’s plans. We also hear from transport secretary Mark Harper, and the leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey Plaid Cymru leader Rhun ap Iorwerth is also explains why independence isn’t front and centre of his campaign.And, want to sound like you know about the football while watching England? Mark Pougatch, main presenter of ITV’s tournament coverage, is on hand.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It is presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It is made by Chris Flynn and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer is Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, in this podcast recorded live on Radio 4, we’re looking at warnings from Defence Secretary Grant Shapps about a big Labour majority. Adam, Paddy and Laura also look at Reform UK, which one poll put a point ahead of the Conservatives for the first time.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producers were Phil Bull and Frank McWeeny. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we answer your election questions.Laura, Chris and Paddy are together answering questions on housing, boundary changes and much more as part of Your Voice, Your Vote. To learn more about Your Voice, Your vote - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cz440j1x4xnoApply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Adam is joined by Ailbhe Rea, associate editor at Bloomberg UK, and Tom Baldwin, author of Keir Starmer: The Biography, to chronicle Keir Starmer’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his legal career and how he rose to become leader of the Labour Party including behind-the-scenes details from those who know and work with him. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties. Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the Prime Minister, and leader of the Conservative Party, Rishi Sunak. Adam is joined by Katy Balls, political editor of The Spectator, and Peter Cardwell, former special adviser and Talk TV presenter, to chronicle Rishi Sunak’s early life and political career. They discuss his family and upbringing, career and his defining moments as a politician including behind-the-scenes insights from the people who know and have worked with him. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties. Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Elliot Ryder and Gemma Roper. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Phil Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today we look at the Labour Party Manifesto launch and get an update into what the Undercover Voters have been seeing on their social media feeds.Adam speaks to Laura Kuenssberg and Jo Coburn about Labour’s manifesto after it was launched today in Manchester by Keir Starmer. The manifesto promises ‘stability over chaos’ and economic growth - but how do they plan to deliver on those commitments?Adam is also joined by BBC Wales Political reporter Teleri Glyn Jones to talk about the Plaid Cymru manifesto.And Marianna Spring has been investigating the accounts accused of being Vote Reform Bots.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at the Sky News leaders’ event where the two main party leaders were quizzed on their plans for government.Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer were interviewed by Beth Rigby before facing questions from the studio audience. The Labour leader was grilled on tax rises whilst the prime minister faced tough questions on the NHS and immigration. Adam is joined by former Conservative adviser Jo Tanner and former Labour adviser Tom Hamilton.And the Green Party launched their manifesto with a focus on taxing the wealthy to pay for the NHS and housing. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
Today, we look at the Conservative manifesto launch as Rishi Suank promises a further cut in National Insurance. Unveiling the party’s plans from Silverstone race track, the PM said he would "scrap entirely the main rate of self-employed National Insurance” and that the Conservatives would "keep cutting taxes in the coming years”. Does this all add up? Adam and Chris are joined by BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
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Lynette Sherburne

I just did & posted my vote! 😁

Jun 18th
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James Knight

you mean Rishi missed Britains "finest hour"? perhaps it's because he isn't British and would rather be in New York.

Jun 8th
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Lynette Sherburne

"you voters", does Laura not vote?!

Jun 6th
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franco taylor

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May 6th
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James Knight

you are irrelevant. While Small Britain sponsors genocide in Gaza who cares about wifi on your trains?

Apr 26th
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Paul Billington

PM: Tory donor's .... You make a big fuss, saying exactly what Frank Hester said, that was deemed racist, but I didn't hear anything that Diane Abbott said, that could be imagined to be antisemitic. Are you disorganised?

Mar 14th
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Paul Billington

A "door-step" is also a very thick sandwich.

Jan 22nd
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Audio Girls

you BBC pussies would never have the minerals to report this when it was happening. you fucking establishment cock puppets

Jan 8th
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Audio Girls

typical BBC crap

Jan 8th
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Paul Billington

Lyse Marie Doucet is an Israeli spokeswoman. Her bias towards the suffering of Isreal whilst ignoring the worse suffering of the Palestinians would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.

Dec 27th
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Adrian Lord

Great ofsted podcast ruined by Dan Roan talking about football. let him just do sport and not news or politics.

Dec 11th
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howard mhc

Are Government? 🤔

Sep 24th
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Jack Hunt

mou RCC really jkl the ml .

Jun 19th
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Adrian Lord

This episode has been one of my favourites. Great journalism.

Jun 11th
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Christine Wright

I really enjoyed the 'Three Wise Political Editors' discussion - thank you!

Dec 16th
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Guy Grindlay

Saddam Hussein was committing genocide, harbouring terrorists, trying to build nuclear weapons and invading his neighbours. He had to go even if we hadn’t signed the Geneva Convention.

Oct 3rd
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Valeria Marzullo

this is the most boring Newscast episode ever recorded.

Sep 17th
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Valeria Marzullo

we might have not missed them, had you given any coverage to something other than the queen.

Sep 15th
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Sean Carver

Wall to wall royals, can you broaden your scope please.

Sep 15th
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