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This week's panel
Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, was in London on Thursday, 11 May, 2006.

Joining David Dimbleby for the interactive debate will be Labour Party chairman Hazel Blears MP, former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine, leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Menzies Campbell MP, and writer and broadcaster Piers Morgan.

Hazel Blears MP

Title: Labour Party Chairman and Minister without Portfolio

Career: Hazel Blears was promoted in last week's reshuffle to the Cabinet.

Her responsibilities include rebuilding morale after Labour's disappointing local election results.

Previously at the Home Office, she was responsible for crime and security under Charles Clarke.

Lord Heseltine

Title: Deputy Prime Minister, 1995-1997

Career: Michael Heseltine heads David Cameron's "regeneration task force" which aims to win back Conservative support in urban areas.

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He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Major government and played a key role in Margaret Thatcher's downfall.

He recently said that John Prescott's affair had brought the government into "ridicule and contempt".

Sir Menzies Campbell

Title: Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Career: Menzies Campbell was elected in March as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Previously he was acting leader of the party after the sudden departure of Charles Kennedy.

He was elected to parliament in 1987 and gained a reputation as an expert in foreign affairs. He is a former Olympic athlete.

Piers Morgan

Title: Writer and Broadcaster

Career: At 29 Piers Morgan was editor of the News of the World.

He then embarked on a high-profile editorship of the Mirror which ended with his departure over the Iraq abuse photos.

Last year, Piers published his controversial diaries, entitled "The Insider".

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


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