Wellingborough: where faith in politics is fading – Politics Weekly UK

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Politics Weekly UK is in Wellingborough in the run-up to the byelection to replace the Conservative MP Peter Bone. John Harris speaks to local groups helping to deal with knife crime and the closure of youth centres, and meets Ben Habib, the co-deputy leader of Reform UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
7 Feb English United Kingdom News

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