Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, was in Preston on Thursday, 16 February 2006.
David Dimbleby was joined for the interactive debate by Peter Hain MP, Theresa May MP, Lord Razzall, broadcaster John Sergeant and NUS president Kat Fletcher.
PETER HAIN MP
Title: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Wales
Career: Peter Hain was appointed to his current position following the general
election, and retained his job as Welsh secretary.
He was a hawk on Iraq, and claimed he had seen "categoric" evidence of Saddam Hussein's WMD programme.
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Born in Kenya, Mr Hain was a prominent anti-apartheid activist throughout the 1970s.
THERESA MAY MP
Title: Shadow Leader of the Commons
Career: Theresa May is one of four women on David Cameron's frontbench team.
Currently shadow leader of the House of Commons, she was previously shadow
secretary of state for the family and culture.
Theresa May was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party in 2002, and is known for her flamboyant shoes.
Title: Liberal Democrat Trade and Industry Spokesperson in the Lords
Career: Lord Razzall speaks on the trade and industry portfolio in the House of
Chairman of the Liberal Democrat election campaign in 2005, he started
his political life as a councillor in Richmond.
Lord Razzall is a close friend of former Liberal Democrat leader Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP.
Title: Writer and Broadcaster
Career: John Sergeant joined the BBC as a reporter and later became its chief political correspondent.
He was winner of the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for most memorable report when he was interrupted by Margaret Thatcher outside the Paris Embassy.
After the BBC, John joined ITN as its political editor. Since then he has been a regular contributor in the national press, written two books and been on a UK theatre tour.
Title: President, National Union of Students
Career: Kat Fletcher is the current president of the National Union of Students (NUS).
She was elected president by students from across the UK at the NUS annual conference in 2004 and was re-elected again in 2005.
Kat has a strong record as a student campaigner; her involvement was initiated due to the introduction of tuition fees. She is a graduate from Leeds University.
BBC One's Question Time is broadcast on Thursdays at 2235 GMT.