The latest episode of ITV Border's Scottish Political Programme.
Representing Border looks at the issues from Holyrood and Westminster that matter to the South of Scotland.
Carlisle is expected to be a hotly contested seat, and on May 7 the vote could be a benchmark for the rest of the country.Read the full story ›
Lori Carnochan went to meet the team behind Carlisle MENCAP's new film, which encourages people with disabilities to vote.
Carlisle MENCAP hope their new film will inspire people with learning disabilities to vote.
And the filmmaking process itself was worthwhile, according to those who put the video together.
Hear Our Voice is a national campaign by MENCAP, aimed at giving people with disabilities a voice in the run up to the General Election.
The aim is to make sure that learning disabilities are firmly on the agenda of all political parties.
There are 1.4 million people across the UK who have a learning disability and they want their issues to be heard by local and national politicians.
Today was the launch of a film they've produced, which you can watch here.
It's been produced by Carlisle MENCAP, and is being funded by the cabinet office.Read the full story ›
A film made in Cumbria to encourage disabled people to vote will be distributed across the UK.
500 copies will be sent to disabled people and groups ahead of May's general election.
That's because the quality of the film, and message behind it, have been approved by the Cabinet Office, which has agreed to fund it.
The film called "Voting - hear my voice" was made at Carlisle's MENCAP centre.
Paul Brand meets more candidates in our last political programme from Westminster before the General Election. Watch it here:Read the full story ›
The latest episode of ITV Border's Scottish political programme, Representing Border, looks at the issues from Holyrood and Westminster that matter to the South of Scotland.
The South of Scotland isn't getting a fair deal - according to the committee of MPs who have published the Borderlands report.
It highlights problems with wages, broadband and cross-border transport in the region.
It also recommends that the new borders railway is extended to Carlisle to boost the economy, and says the UK and Scottish Governments must find better ways of working together.