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West Country Debate: February Edition

David Wood is joined by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth, Cotswolds Conservative MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Kirsten Johnson. Photo: ITV News West Country

ITV News West Country's Political Correspondent David Wood presents this month's West Country Debate.

He is joined by Bristol South MP, Labour's Karin Smyth; The Cotswolds Conservative MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown; and Kirsten Johnson, who's hoping to win North Devon back for the Liberal Democrats at the next election.

Karin Smyth, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Kirsten Johnson join David Wood for this month's edition of the West Country Debate Credit: ITV News West Country

We look at the issue of Universal Credit, the government's flagship reform of the benefits system, and hear from one mum in Gloucestershire who's struggling to make ends meet.

We're also talking the B-word of course, with just 50 days to go before the UK is set to leave the EU.

And 5 years after the railway line was cut off at Dawlish - what needs to be done to improve our transport links?

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