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Acting Prime Minister
ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?
Acting Prime Minister
Mar 18, 2020
MP reveals what it's like to self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms
An MP self-isolating over coronavirus has revealed to the Acting Prime Minister podcast what it's like to be in quarantine with Covid-19 symptoms.William Wragg, one of several MPs self-isolating over fears of spreading the deadly virus, told podcast host Paul Brand the worst symptom he's experiencing is "night sweats".Listen to the full episode to find out what it's like to be in self-isolation, and of course, we ask him all the usual Acting Prime Minister questions.
Mar 11, 2020
Stab victim turned champion boxer on how the government can stop knife crime
A British champion boxer - who was stabbed as a teenager - has revealed to ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister how he thinks the government could tackle knife crime.Richard Riakporhe, who says he'd been mixing with the "wrong" people when he was...
Mar 4, 2020
Nadia Whittome on being Britain's youngest MP
Nadia Whittome talks about the "whirlwind" that saw her elected as a 23-year-old MP, just weeks after failing to secure a temporary Christmas job.
Feb 24, 2020
Labour deputy leadership candidate Angela Rayner on her 'traumatic' childhood
In a rare, revealing and candid long-length interview, Labour deputy leadership candidate Angela Rayner opens up on a wide range of topics.
Feb 19, 2020
Ken Clarke says Dominic Cummings should 'vanish' and warns BBC needs protecting
Veteran Tory Ken Clarke opens up to Paul Brand on a wide range of subjects, including the BBC, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings.
Feb 12, 2020
'I'd invite everyone to Downing Street for a drink': What comedian Andy Parsons would do as PM
In this week's episode, we're joined by political satirist Andy Parsons - a panellist on Have I Got News for You and Mock The Week who is currently touring the country with his show "Healing the Nation". He tells ITV News Political Correspondent Paul...
Feb 5, 2020
Layla Moran brands Jo Swinson's election campaign 'arrogant' as she considers Lib Dem leadership bid
Ms Moran also spoke about her decision to come out as pansexual, which Cabinet ministers she'd kick out, and her unusual upbringing.
Jan 29, 2020
Sir Keir Starmer on Brexit, his job, and the rare illness that left his mum unable to walk, talk or eat
The Europhile MP also spoke about his role as shadow Brexit secretary, how he'll mark the UK leaving the EU and where he'll take the Labour Party if he becomes its leader.
Jan 22, 2020
Tory MP Michael Fabricant on Donald Trump, the Royals and having famous hair
Veteran Tory MP is one of Parliament's most colourful politicians, with his life's journey and personality perfectly matching his eccentric style.
Jan 15, 2020
The 26-year-old new Tory MP on making Farage a lord and why she'd put Taylor Swift in the Cabinet
In this episode, Paul Brand speaks to Tory politician Dehenna Davison, who was recently elected MP for Bishop Auckland. She explains why she would give Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage a peerage, why she thinks Taylor Swift would make a good cabinet...
Jan 8, 2020
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan on her crowdfunding mum, a 'Ministry of Fabulosity', and dissecting Labour's election defeat
British politics is chock-full of stories of people overcoming adversity in an effort to make things better for others. But few will compare to the journey taken by Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting and newly-declared hopeful for deputy leader. From grade-A student to school drop-out, she crowdfunded her way into Cambridge to study medicine and worked as a junior doctor on the A&E frontline before being elected an MP.
Oct 24, 2019
Naz Shah on her 'pain' at suing Labour, visiting her mum in prison and how police saved her from a forced marriage
Some paths into politics are remarkable but latest Acting Prime Minister Naz Shah's is truly extraordinary.The future Labour MP's father left home when she was six before her mother was jailed for killing her abusive partner, leaving Naz to bring up her...
Oct 17, 2019
David Mundell on coming out, being sacked by PM and meeting 'orange' Donald Trump
British politics can be a brutal business.Within hours of being sacked by Boris Johnson from the Cabinet, David Mundell's belongings were outside the Commons office he had held as Scottish secretary since 2015.Now the big grey crates sit, still unpacked...
Oct 10, 2019
Rosie Duffield overwhelmed by 'heartbreaking' responses to domestic abuse speech
The latest guest to take power in the new series of the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister is Rosie Duffield. The Labour MP told Paul Brand she has been overwhelmed with "heartbreaking" emails after an emotional speech she gave during a Domestic Abu...
Sep 19, 2019
Caroline Lucas on updating Parliament, Britain's nuclear 'shame' and what stops her going vegan
The latest guest to take power in the new series of the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister is former Green Party leader and co-leader Caroline Lucas.The MP for Brighton Pavilion had some strong words to say, including on Brexit as she criticised the...
Sep 12, 2019
Emma Lewell-Buck on accents, dyspraxia and siding with the Brexit Party over the Lib Dems
The latest guest to take power in the new series of the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister is Emma Lewell-Buck.The Labour MP for South Shields was unafraid of speaking out in the conversation with ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand -...
Sep 6, 2019
Chuka Umunna on his election bid, the reason Change UK failed and why he now feels 'liberated'
The latest guest to take power in the new series of the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister is Chuka Umunna.The pro-Remainer has had a whirlwind year after leaving Labour as a leading part of the independent breakaway before ditching Change UK for...
Aug 29, 2019
Mark Francois on losing his dad, his pre-Brexit epiphany and his controversial cut-throat gesture
The first guest to take power in the new series of the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister is ERG deputy chair Mark Francois.Speaking to ITV News Correspondent Paul Brand, the backbench rebel opened up about losing his father at 14, his unlikely...
Jul 16, 2019
Anna Soubry opens up on pain of Chuka Umunna's split and why Boris Johnson 'isn't fit to clean the loos'
Anna Soubry has revealed how Chuka Umunna refused demands to be leader of Change UK before leaving her pained by quitting the fledgling party without a phonecall.Speaking to ITV News Correspondent Paul Brand for his Acting Prime Minister podcast, she de...
Jul 10, 2019
Tory MP Nicky Morgan on Boris Johnson, the UK ambassador to the US and her surprising Cabinet addition
Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has taken a swipe at the man likely to be the next prime minister, claiming Boris Johnson should have backed up the UK's ambassador to the US after emails in which he criticised Donald Trump were leaked.After it was revealed...
Jul 3, 2019
Labour's Stella Creasy overhauls 'Hogwarts gone wrong' Parliament and ditches manifestos
"I wouldn't have a manifesto, I'd have a set of five ambitions because you can't do everything."Stella Creasy's plan for power is certainly more radical than most who have been offered the hypothetical keys to Number 10 by ITV News.The Labour MP spoke...
Jun 26, 2019
Labour's Angela Eagle fears things are getting worse for LGBT people
Ms Eagle was the first openly gay female MP when she came out in 1997. On Tuesday, she appeared close to tears as she challenged those protesting against LGBT equality teaching, insisting: “We aren’t going to get back in the closet.”She tells Paul she...
Jun 7, 2019
Andrea Leadsom: I'm absolutely sure I've got enough MPs to get through to first round of Tory leadership race
Paul Brand speaks to Andrea Leadsom about her bid to become Tory leader.
May 29, 2019
Prime ministerial hopeful Dominic Raab on why he is not a feminist and how he was 'undermined' as Brexit secretary
Dominic Raab regards himself as the "underdog" in the race to become the next Conservative Party leader, and also the country's next PM.
May 22, 2019
'I wake up to death threats': TOWIE's Bobby Norris reveals abuse as he campaigns to make online homophobia a crime
The reality TV star on his petition to make online homophobia a crime, and why he'd be the first prime minister to 'rock skinny jeans'.
May 15, 2019
Pastor Lorraine Jones, who lost her son to knife crime, on what she'd do to save other lives if she was PM
The pastor, who lost her son to knife crime, on turning her 'pain into power' and what she'd do to save other lives if she was PM
Apr 30, 2019
Labour's Jess Phillips says party will get 'drubbing' at European elections if they don't offer second referendum
The Labour MP on how she thinks her party will fare in May's European elections - and why she'd sack John McDonnell from her shadow cabinet.
Apr 13, 2019
David Lammy justifies comparing Tory Brexiters to Nazis and defends Comic Relief 'white saviours' criticism
The Labour MP on his vision for Britain - and defending his controversial comments about the ERG and Comic Relief.
Apr 7, 2019
Special live episode: Justine Greening on whether she'd run for PM and why Cabinet are 'woeful' over Brexit
Former Conservative Cabinet minister Justine Greening joins Paul Brand for this special live edition of the podcast.
Mar 27, 2019
Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson while outlining his own vision for the nation
We give the leading Brexiter the fantasy keys to Number 10 and ask him: What would you do?
Mar 17, 2019
Hannah Deacon on how her campaign to get medicinal cannabis for her son would define what she'd do as PM
Hannah Deacon was thrown into politics not by choice but by necessity, campaigning for her son Alfie Dingley to get life-changing drugs.
Mar 11, 2019
Why Ben Fogle would scrap exams and reintroduce national service if he was prime minister
Ben Fogle reveals a mix of political views as he tells Paul Brand what he'd do if he were prime minister.
Mar 4, 2019
Independent Group MP Heidi Allen: I'd want Nick Clegg in my fantasy cabinet but I'm too emotional to be prime minister
The MP, who defected from the Conservatives to join the Independent Group in February, says more Tories are keen to defect to the group - and reveals why she would have the former deputy prime minister in her fantasy cabinet.
Feb 25, 2019
Ben Bradley on ending the obsession with exam success, getting kicked out of school and forgiving his digital past
In this episode, we send Ben Bradley MP into Downing Street. A former vice chair of the Conservative Party, Ben is one of the youngest members of parliament. Elected in 2017 aged 27, he's managed to rack up a fair bit of controversy in that time, from his comments about sterilising those on benefits, to resigning over Brexit.
Feb 19, 2019
Labour's Sarah Champion on what she would make illegal, dating as an MP and the pet she would take to Downing Street
In this first episode, ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand is joined by Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham and former Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.