Anglia Late Edition is the regional politics programme for the East of England presented by political correspondent Emma Hutchinson
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Anglia Late Edition reports on a tricky week for the government and looks ahead to local council elections across the East of England.
The government has faced criticism from its own side and the opposition over its decision to take part in military action in Syria with the USA and France without consulting parliament first. War planes from RAF Marham in Norfolk took part in the operation at the weekend.
There was also a Prime Ministerial apology for immigrants who came to Britain more than half a century ago as part of the Windrush generation but have now faced incorrect deportation threats from the Home Office.
The government has also been defeated in the House of Lords over a key part of its Brexit strategy about leaving the customs union when Britain eventually leaves the European Union.
On Thursday 3 May 2018 there will be local council elections across England in the biggest test of public opinion since last year's General Election.
In the Anglia region, elections will be held in about half of our councils. There were elections in 22 city, district and borough council in the Anglia region. In most places it will be one-third of the councillors up for election but in Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire all of the councillors are facing election because of boundary changes.
More than 400 councillors in this region face election and the results will give some indication of how the political parties are doing.
Emma Hutchinson was joined in the studio by three politicians from the Anglia region to debate the big issues of the week.
- Will Quince has been the Conservative MP for Colchester in Essex since 2015.
- Fiona Onasanya has been the Labour MP for Peterborough since 2017.
- Cllr Stephen Robinson is the Lib Dem leader on Chelmsford City Council and an Essex county councillor.