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Last Updated: Monday, 4 April, 2005, 09:16 GMT 10:16 UK
Meet 'Newsnight 1'
The Newsnight election helicopter
The Newsnight election helicopter

Four years ago, Newsnight's legendary election camper van made its final journey off the cliffs at Land's End to a watery grave.

In 2005 we wondered what could ever replace it. Then from the ashes an idea emerged, accompanied by the sound of rotor blades.

If the party leaders were abandoning the battle bus in favour of more agile, 21st century transport then so must Newsnight.

The Newsnight van in the sea
The Newsnight camper van met its watery end very bravely
The Newsnight election helicopter was born.

Over the next month, Newsnight's Michael Crick will take to the skies and go below the radar on the election campaign.

Our Robinson 44 helicopter can reach any part of Britain within 2 hours, so if the Deputy Prime Minister happens to punch a man with a mullet, Michael will aim to bring you the details from the spot.

He'll also be coming in to land in the constituencies where the fiercest battles and dirty tricks are being played out.

Follow his journey on this site, and let us know if you think Newsnight should visit your constituency...


Michael Crick
Michael Crick wants to know if you've heard from your MP lately
Michael would love to know how campaigning is going in your area - or indeed whether there is any campaigning.

Have you been canvassed at all - either on your doorstep, or by telephone? Have you had any letters from the parties by post?

Let Michael know by filling in the form below.

Better still, Michael would like to read any election leaflets you have received. Please post them to his colleague Louise Weston at: Newsnight, Room G680, BBC TV Centre, London W12 7RJ.

Get in touch and let us know if we should deploy the Crickster to your home town...

Your e-mail address
Your telephone number
Town or city
Your campaign tale

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