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The Political Party

Show 341. Matthew McGregor

How did Jon Cruddas help Barack Obama win the White House?

 

It's all thanks to a wonderful chance taken by Matthew McGregor, now boss of 38 Degrees. 

 

This is an absolute blast and a real education about the power of online activism. 

 

 

Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances

 

Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 

 

Follow @mcgregormt on Twitter

  

Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    Election 24, Episode 13It's a bodyslam of an episode starting in the Welsh valleys.Today's candidates are...Alex Davies-Jones, Labour, PontypriddX: @AlexDaviesJonesW: https://alexdaviesjones.laboursites.org/Robert Buckland, Conservatives, Swindon SouthX: @RobertBucklandW: https://www.robertbuckland.co.uk/Helen Maguire, Lib Dems, Epsom and EwellX: @helenemaguireW: https://www.helenmaguire.org/Andrew Dinsmore, Conservatives, Hammersmith and ChiswickX: @AWNDinsmoreNikki da Costa, Consevratives, North East HertsW: https://www.nehertsconservatives.org.uk/people/nikki-da-costa-conservative-party-candidate-north-east-hertfordshireJust 599 to go...If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.comSEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho TheatreOr at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour
  • Election 24 Special, Ep 12

    01:17:50
    Get ready to stuff your face with doughnuts, it's another fin summer's day on the Battlebus!   Today's candidates are...   Will Goodhand, Conservatives, West Bromwich X: @WillGoodhand4MP Jade Botterill, Labour, Ossett and Denby Dale X: @JadeBotterill W: https://www.jadebotterill.com/ Claire Hanna, SDLP, South Belfast and Mid Down X: @ClaireHanna W: https://www.sdlp.ie/clairehanna Theodore Jupp, Lib Dems, Camborne, Oxford East X: @TheoJupp W: https://www.oxonld.uk/parliamentary-candidates/oxford-east Polly Billington, Labour, East Thanet X: @PollyBLabour W: https://www.pollybillington.org.uk/  Just 604 to go...   If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com   SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho Theatre Or at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour 
  • Election 24 Special, Ep 11

    01:12:31
    Pop your seatbelt on and get ready for another grand tour of Election 24. Our first stop is the seaside... Josh Babarinde, Liberal Democrats, Eastbourne X: @JoshBabarinde W: https://www.josh.org.uk/ Rushanara Ali, Labour, Bethnal Green and Stepney X: @rushanaraali W: https://www.rushanaraali.org/ Scott Smith, Conservatives, Manchester Central X: @scottdismith W: https://www.manchesterconservatives.com/ Thalia Marrington, Lib Dems, Camborne, Redruth and Hayle X: @thaliasimone1 W: https://www.crhlibdems.org.uk/thalia-marrington Kelly Dougall, Party of Women, Tynemouth X: @powtynemouth W: https://www.givesendgo.com/Partyofwomennortheast Just 609 to go... If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: Soho TheatreOr at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour
  • Election 24 Special, Ep 10

    01:11:29
    Beep beep! The Political Party battlebus stops off to meet five more political talents. Enjoy today's episode with a glass of rioja and a wooden spoon covered in elastic bands. It'll all make sense.Today's candidates are:Ed Davey, Liberal Democrats, Kingston and SurbitonX: @EdwardJDaveyW: https://www.kingstonlibdems.org.uk/ge2024-eddavey/Rosie Duffield, Labour, CanterburyX: RosieDuffield1W: https://www.rosieduffieldmp.co.uk/James Cracknell, Conservatives,ColchesterX: @jamescracknellW: https://www.cracknell4colchester.com/Tonia Antoniazzi, Labour, GowerX: @ToniaAntoniazziW: https://www.toniaantoniazzi.co.uk/Ellen Nicholson, Liberal Democrats, Runnymede and WeybridgeX: @EllzSummaryW: https://www.runnymedelibdems.org.uk/ellen4mpIf you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.comSEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June Soho TheatreOr at the Edinburgh Festival in August: Matt Forde The End of an Era Tour
  • Election 24 Special, Ep 9

    01:30:25
    Pop your seatbelt on, the Political Party Battlebus is making FIVE stops today.  Politicians aren't all the same and this episode proves it.  This is a great advert for the power of politics.  Today's candidates are... Alison McGovern, Labour, BirkenheadX: @Alison_McGovernMichelle Welsh, Labour, Sherwood ForestX: MichelleWelshUK Khalil Yousuf, Liberal Democrats, Farnham and BordonX: @KhalilYousufW: https://khalilyousuf.info/ Claire Hazelgrove, Labour, Filton and Bradley StokeX: @CHazelgroveW: https://clairehazelgrove.co.uk/ Danielle Dunfield-Prayero, Conservative, WimbledonX: @DunfieldPrayeroW: https://www.danielle4wimbledon.london/ Just 619 to go... If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performancesOr at the Edinburgh Festival in August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-the-end-of-an-era-tour
  • Election 24 Special, Ep 8

    01:05:24
    This is an absolute joy of an episode in so many ways.  Our four candidates today are listed below and they all bring their unique life experience to this election. Wes Streeting, Labour, Ilford NorthX: @wesstreetingW: https://linktr.ee/wesstreeting Sarah Cooper-Lesadd, Conservative, Coventry NorthW: https://www.coventryconservatives.com/news/coventry-north-east-has-selected-sarah-cooper-lesadd Claire Malcomson, Liberal Democrats, East SurreyX: @clairemalcomsonW: https://www.facebook.com/CMLibDem/ Vicki Smith, Labour, Wyre ForestX: @cdundasW: https://www.wyreforestlabour.co.uk/ Just 624 to go... If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com SEE Matt at the Soho Theatre in June: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
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    46:44
    Election 24, Episode 7 It's a 3 nation special! Northern Ireland, England and Scotland all get visited in today's episode.  Let's experience the election at street level with three more energised candidates.  Colum Eastwood, SDLP, FoyleX: @columeastwoodW: https://linktr.ee/columeastwood Simon Phipps, Conservative, Birmingham Selly OakX: @simonphippssW: https://www.facebook.com/simon4sellyoak Charles Dundas, Liberal Democrats, Edinburgh East and MusselburghX: @cdundasW: https://linktr.ee/cdundas Just 628 to go... If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com GET tickets to Matt's Soho run: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
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    54:14
    The ambitious target gets chipped away at with 3 more candidates. You're going to need various bars of chocolate for this.   Stewart McDonald, SNP, Glasgow SouthX: @StewartMcDonaldW: https://www.stewartmcdonald.scot/ Mark Johnston, Liberal Democrats, ReigateX: @markjohnstonldW: https://www.reigatelibdems.org.uk/mark Laura Blumenthal, Conservative, Brentford and IsleworthX: @LauraBlumenthalW: https://www.laurablumenthal.co.uk/ Just 631 to go... If you are a candidate or know one who'd like to come on the show, email politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com GET tickets to Matt's Soho run: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
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