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General election anniversary – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Jill Rutter, Ryan Shorthouse and Gaby Hinsliff to discuss the political landscape since the general election 2017 and Jessica Elgot presents spinners’ and MPs’ memories of election night. Plus, Helen Pidd on Chris Grayling, a disastrous timetable-change and who pays for rail chaos?

It’s the first anniversary of the 2017 general election. The Conservatives went into that campaign with a double-digit lead in the polls and came out of it without a parliamentary majority. George Osborne described Theresa May as a “dead woman walking”. But 12 months later, she’s still in Downing Street, with a little help from her friends in the DUP. What it’s been like for May operating in a hung parliament?

Labour came second in the election, though in some ways it behaved as it if had won. How much have they been able to move the political debate on to their own territory?

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