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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 June, 2005, 22:50 GMT 23:50 UK
This week's panel
Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, was in Peterborough on 9 June.

David Dimbleby was joined for the interactive debate by David Lammy MP, John Redwood MP, Jenny Tonge MP, the actress Jane Fonda and journalist Peter Hitchens.

David Lammy

Title: Culture Minister

Career: David Lammy has risen quickly though the Labour party ranks.

Previously Constitutional Affairs Minister, he was the youngest MP when he initially won the Tottenham constituency in 2000.

The first black Briton to study at Harvard University, David Lammy was also the youngest barrister in the country when he qualified in 1994.

John Redwood

Title: Shadow Deregulation Secretary

Career: John Redwood was bought back to frontline Conservative politics by Michael Howard to campaign against red tape.

He wants a renegotiation of Britain's place in the EU but denies advocating complete withdrawal.

Secretary of State for Wales from 1993-1995, he stood down to unsuccessfully contest John Major's leadership and stood again for party leader two years later.

Jenny Tonge

Title: Liberal Democrat

Career: Jenny Tonge stood down as an MP at the last election and is to become a member of the House of Lords later this month.

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A former GP, Jenny Tonge was sacked from her position as Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children over her comments on Palestinian suicide bombers.

Previously Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on International Development, she was opposed to military action against Iraq.

Jane Fonda

Title: Actress and Activist

Career: Oscar winning actress Jane Fonda started her movie career in the early 1960s.

As a political activist she earned the name "Hanoi Jane" for her opposition to US involvement in Vietnam.

Also known as a groundbreaking fitness guru, she revolutionised the fitness industry with a series of workout videos. Her recent book is entitled: My Life So Far.

Peter Hitchens

Title: Writer and Columnist

Career: Peter Hitchens has worked as a journalist for nearly 30 years and currently writes for the Mail on Sunday.

He worked at the Express from 1977-2001, leaving on moral grounds when Richard Desmond became the new proprietor.

At university, he was a Trotskyite describing it as a "silly flirtation with revolution in my teens and twenties followed by a comfortable return to Tory certainties in middle age."

BBC One's Question Time is broadcast on Thursdays at 2235 BST.


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