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Discussion: live in Crewe

By Jon Snow

Updated on 20 May 2008

Jon Snow is joined by Geoff Hoon, Michael Gove and Vince Cable on the eve of the Crewe and Nantwich by-election.

Jon Snow: Live from the Bombardier railway repair factory in Crewe, we are in the heart of the parliamentary constituency that will cast the first critical by-election judgement on Gordon Brown's premiership.

Tipping point, breaking point, or saving point? It is a Labour seat that both Tories and Lib Dems are chasing hard.

Debating some of the key issues with local people are three cabinet-ranking politicians from the major parties:
- Labour chief whip Geoff Hoon
- Michael Gove, shadow secretary of state for children, schools and families, and
- Liberal Democrat treasury spokesman Vince Cable.

Full list of candidates

The Flying Brick: The Official Monster Raving Loony Party

Tamsin Dunwoody: Labour

Gemma Garrett: Independent

Mike Nattrass: UK Independence Party

David Roberts: English Democrats

Elizabeth Shenton: Liberal Democrats

Robert Smith: Green Party

Paul Thorogood: Cut Tax on Petrol and Diesel

Edward Timpson: Conservatives

Mark Walklate: Independent

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