In this week's Last Word Steve Brine MP, the Winchester conservative; Mike Thornton MP, who won the Eastleigh by-election for the Lib Dems last month; and Victoria Groulef, who has been chosen as the Labour candidate for Reading West, debate the legacy of Baroness Thatcher.
They also assess their respective chances for the local elections next month. At the moment, the shire counties of southern England are solid blue. Come May 2nd, will they still look that way?
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Monday's forecast for the west of the region
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