BBC Regional Politics Coverage

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:12 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton 6:12 pm, 22nd June 2020

I do not know whether my hon. Friend is as sad as I am, but over recent weekends, I have switched on the Parliament channel, and people can see coverage of virtually all the general elections there have been since television started covering them. One really interesting factor from those BBC archives is that the swing across the country in 1955 was almost uniform. In 1959, commentators were shocked when there was a slightly smaller swing to the Conservatives in the north-west—it was a big change. The four countries of the United Kingdom are increasingly diverse. Does my hon. Friend agree that that means there should be more regional coverage, not less?