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WATCH: The last West Country at Westminster before the election

Ian Axton was back with the last of our political shows - the West Country at Westminster - before the election was on last night.

Guests included Queen legend Brian May - who launched his Common Decency campaign this week.

Joining the Brian May was retiring MP and Labour legend Dawn Primarolo, as well as Martin Horwood, the Lib Dem MP for Cheltenham. Unfortunately just before the programme our Conservative guest told us she was unable to make it due to last minute hold up.

If you missed the programme, or just want to watch it again, then click below!

Mixed reaction to Chancellor's visit

The Chancellor has announced more money for Cathedral repairs and visited Wells Cathedral today.

George Osborne also toured a cider factory to see how a drop in cider duty will impact business.

But leading names in the tourism industry here in the West have criticised the government for not doing more to help them.

Our political reporter Robert Murphy has the story.

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George Osborne visits cider factory

The Chancellor George Osborne has been visiting Somerset to announce more money for Cathedral repairs and also to capitalise on last week's announcement of a drop in cider duty.

But tourist attraction owners have told ITV News their campaign for a reduction in VAT has been ignored, putting jobs at risk.

Our political reporter Robert Murphy was with the Chancellor.

Chancellor joins working line at Cider factory

The Chancellor tried his hand on the cider assembly line Credit: ITV News

George Osborne has been visiting a cider factory near Taunton today as part of his mission to meet businesses and organisations that are benefiting from last week's budget.

The Chancellor announced a cut in cider duty in a direct tribute to one of the south west's key industries.

The Chancellor also visited a cathedral in our region to announce a major grant for roof repairs.

Mr Osborne was given a tour of Wells Cathedral in Somerset which is one of the historic places of worship to benefit from a £4.5 million pound windfall to help protect them from the weather.

A synagogue in Cheltenham has also been given a grant while Gloucester Cathedral will receive £185,000.

Osborne also visited Wells Cathedral Credit: ITV News

TONIGHT: The last West Country at Westminster

Ian Axton is back tonight with the last of our political shows - the West Country at Westminster - before the election.

The last West Country at Westminster until the election is on tonight

Guests are Queen legend Brian May who launched his Common Decency campaign this week. Also retiring MP and Labour legend Dawn Primarolo. Lib Dem Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood and Conservative MEP Julie Girling are also on the panel.

You can tweet along using the hashtag #WCAW.

Make sure you tune in at 10.40pm.

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Liberal Democrat peer resigns amid donor allegations

A file photo of the House of Lords. Credit: PA

A Liberal Democrat peer has resigned from his party's group in the House of Lords amid allegations expected to be made in a Channel 4 investigation.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Dispatches will allege "a £10,000 donation was paid by the stepfather of an undercover businessman which would be against the rules on donations."

Lord Strasburger of Langridge denied doing anything wrong.

The allegations are expected to be broadcast in the Channel 4 programme next week.

Watch the latest West Country at Westminster

Join Ian Axton for this month's "The Westcountry at Westminster". His guests are : Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, Neil Parish, Conservative MP for Tiverton & Honiton, and Molly Scott Cato - the South West's Green Euro MP.

We're talking leader debates, the future of Somerset's Hinkley C, and the history of women in politics. Did you know there have been fewer female MPs in the last 100 years than the number of male MPs currently sitting in the Commons?

After the studio chat about the government's 'golden share' EDF, who are due to build Hinkley Point C, say the government's share is not a financial stake.

Instead they say it is a voting share which gives it a power of veto over issues deemed to be of national importance. The European Commission knew of it when assessing the deal.

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