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In Westminster, there has been more bad news for the economy as the country looks likely to head into another recession, with the cost of living skyrocketing.
On The West Country Debate panel this month:
George Eustice, Environment Secretary and Camborne and Redruth Conservative MP.
Dan Norris, Labour, Metro Mayor for the West of England
Cllr Tessa Munt, Liberal Democrat, Somerset County Council
Tiverton and Honiton by-election
The Devon by-election is the next big challenge for the Prime Minister after the constituency has been without an MP for six weeks.
Political activity has been picking up in the area, with candidates canvassing on doorsteps and high streets to win over potential voters.
You can find a full list of candidates below.
Cost of living crisis
The Bank of England revealed that it has raised interest rates for the fifth time since December.
It is yet another economic blow this week after the ONS revealed on Monday (June 13) that GDP in April was down 0.3% - the third month in a row that it has shrunk.
Comparatively, fuel prices and the overall cost of living has seen record highs.
Another hot topic for our politicians this week has been the reveal of the Government's new food security strategy.
The Prime Minister helped with the harvest on a Cornish farm earlier this week to launch the scheme.
It promises more money for local produce and investment in technology to help drive productivity in our farms and factories.
Critics of the scheme have argued that without the introduction of a salt and sugar tax the strategy doesn't go far enough.
Tiverton and Honiton by-election candidates:
Jordan Donoghue-Morgan, Heritage Party
Andy Foan, Reform UK
Richard Foord, Liberal Democrats
Helen Hurford, Conservative and Unionist Party
Liz Pole, Labour Party
Frankie Rufolo, The For Britain Movement
Ben Walker, UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Gill Westcott, Green Party