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Interview with Natalie Bennett: Parliamentary Candidate for the Green Party in Holborn and St Pancras

The political profile of the Green Party has been rising sharply, not least in Camden where its Leader,
Natalie Bennett, is standing as a prospective parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras. The seat’s
been held by Labour’s Frank Dobson for more than 30 years but he’s now standing down. The constituency is
on the Green’s list of its top 12 targets and Natalie Bennett says she’s going all out to win it. She took some time
from the campaign to speak to Camden Community Radio’s reporter, Ann Carroll.

The full list of candidates is:
Natalie Bennett, Green Party
Will Blair, Conservative Party
Jill Fraser, Liberal Democrat Party
Vanessa Helen Hudson, Animal Welfare Party
Shane O’Donnell, Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party
Maxine Spencer, UK Independence Party
Keir Starmer, Labour Party

# 2015-04-18 by CCRadio | Everything | News and Current Affairs | Politics

Interview with Will Blair: Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party in Holborn and St Pancras

Next year’s General Election will mark a watershed for Camden as the long serving Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, Frank Dobson, will be retiring. His party have yet to announce who will take his place as candidate, but the Conservative Party have chosen theirs. Will Blair is already busy campaigning while holding down a full time job. He took time out of his schedule to come into our studio and talked to Ann Carroll about his fondness for Camden, his background, handling social media and the threat from Ukip. She began by asking him why he was standing.

The full list of candidates is:
Natalie Bennett, Green Party
Will Blair, Conservative Party
Jill Fraser, Liberal Democrat Party
Vanessa Helen Hudson, Animal Welfare Party
Shane O’Donnell, Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party
Maxine Spencer, UK Independence Party
Keir Starmer, Labour Party

Package by: Ann Carroll

# 2015-04-18 by CCRadio | Everything | News and Current Affairs | Politics

Interview with Keir Starmer: Parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party in Holborn and St Pancras

There’s a new Labour Candidate in Town. After more than thirty years as MP for Holborn and St Pancras, Frank Dobson is standing down and the party has chosen Sir Keir Starmer to fight the seat. He’s a Barrister, specialising in Human Rights issues and was Director of Public Prosecutions for five years before leaving the post in 2013. Camden Community Radio caught up with him at Labour’s local office where he spoke about tackling the constituency’s problems, lowering the voting age and how he doesn’t like being called SIR Keir – “It’s Keir” he insists. Our reporter, Ann Carroll, began by asking him what he feels he brings to Camden.

The full list of candidates is:
Natalie Bennett, Green Party
Will Blair, Conservative Party
Jill Fraser, Liberal Democrat Party
Vanessa Helen Hudson, Animal Welfare Party
Shane O’Donnell, Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party
Maxine Spencer, UK Independence Party
Keir Starmer, Labour Party

Package by: Ann Carroll
Recording: Marian Larragy

# 2015-04-18 by CCRadio | Everything | News and Current Affairs | Politics

Interview with Jill Fraser: Parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrat Party in Holborn and St Pancras

Ten years ago Jill Fraser stood in the Holborn and St Pancras
constituency as the Lib Dem candidate. It was said she gave
Labour a bit of a scare. She’s back again with another attempt
to take the seat held for more than thirty years by Frank
Dobson, who’s retiring. She spoke to our reporter Ann Carroll
about her political beginnings, her determination to represent
the local community even if that puts her at odds with her
party, and fish and chips.

The full list of candidates is:
Natalie Bennett, Green Party
Will Blair, Conservative Party
Jill Fraser, Liberal Democrat Party
Vanessa Helen Hudson, Animal Welfare Party
Shane O’Donnell, Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party
Maxine Spencer, UK Independence Party
Keir Starmer, Labour Party

Package by: Ann Carroll

# 2015-04-18 by CCRadio | Everything | News and Current Affairs | Politics