Around The House

Tonight on ITV1 at 11.35pm, Gerry Foley and his guests discuss the state of the region's economy, and the sharp decline in the number of working class MPs.

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Gap between voters and politicians discussed on Around The House Tonight 11.35pm

Since the 1970s, the number of Labour MPs who have done manual or clerical work has fallen steadily. A growing number of parliamentarians have been to private schools.

David Skelton, Deputy Director of the think tank Policy Exchange tells Around The House that the gap between voters and politicians is highlighted in tough times for the economy.

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