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Today: How the Polish vote could influence the election

February 13th, 2015

Episode 136 of 1744 episodes

Growing numbers of Polish migrants are getting UK citizenship: which they're entitled to do if they have lived in the UK for at least five years. That, in turn, entitles them to vote in the general election. So far, their numbers are relatively small. But in a very marginal constituency, Polish votes could potentially make a difference. In the latest of our reports on 100 interesting parliamentary seats, Today's Sanchia Berg has been to Southampton Itchen which Labour only just held at the last election and where there is now a significant Polish population. UK Polish ambassador Witold Sobkow comments on how the Polish community voting in the General Election 2015 could influence the vote nationwide.

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