Woman's Hour

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Liz Kendall MP, Man Up, SNP politics, Jane Squire

May 12th, 2015

Episode 224 of 985 episodes

Liz Kendall is the first Labour MP to formally declare a campaign to became the next Leader of the Party. Jane Garvey talks to her about why she thinks the Party failed to connect with voters in last week's Election, her vision for the Party and, who's inspired her career in politics. Man Up is a new British Rom-Com written by Tess Morris, starring Lake Bell. It's set -over the course of one manic, drunken, evening when a character mistakes Lake for his blind date. They talk to Jane about relationships, British Accents and whether there will be a happily-ever-after. The SNP will have its largest ever tally in the new Parliament, with 56 MPs. 20 of the new MPs are women, among them is the youngest ever MP to sit at the Commons, as well as teachers and charity workers. How will they put their stamp on politics ? Forgotten women of history - In 1714 the British parliament offered a large financial reward for finding Longitude at sea. Men from all over the world put forward their ideas, but just one woman: Jane Squire, who'd loved Mathematics all her life. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer Beverley Purcell.

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