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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 March 2006, 23:37 GMT
This week's panel
Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, was in Telford on Thursday, 2 March 2006.

David Dimbleby was joined for the interactive debate by Shahid Malik MP, Sir Nicholas Winterton MP, Sarah Teather MP, Jo-Anne Nadler and Will Self.

Shahid Malik MP
SHAHID MALIK MP

Title: Labour MP

Career: Shahid Malik is a member of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee.

He recently wrote to the head of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair calling for prosecutions in the wake of the protests over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

A member of Labour's NEC, Mr Malik was injured during the riots in Burnley in June 2001.


Sir Nicholas Winterton
SIR NICHOLAS WINTERTON MP

Title: Conservative MP

Career: On the Conservative backbenches, Sir Nicholas Winterton's parliamentary career spans more than 30 years.

A famous Maastricht rebel, Sir Nicholas is on the right of the Conservative party.

He attempted to become Speaker in 2000 and was knighted in the 2002 Birthday Honours. His wife, Ann Winterton, is also an MP.


Sarah Teather MP
SARAH TEATHER MP

Title: Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Community and Local Government

Career: Sarah Teather supported Sir Menzies Campbell in the Liberal Democrat leadership race.

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She was re-elected at the 2005 general election following her 2003 by-election win in Brent East.

Before becoming an MP Miss Teather worked for a cancer care charity advising on health and social policy.


Jo-Anne Nadler
JO-ANNE NADLER

Title: Political Author and Commentator

Career: Jo-Anne Nadler is a former Conservative Central Office insider turned journalist and the biographer of William Hague.

Her second book, Too Nice to be a Tory, was published in 2004.

She regularly commentates on Conservative issues.


Will Self
WILL SELF

Title: Novelist

Career: Will Self writes regular columns for the London Evening Standard and The Independent.

He has established a reputation for his satirical novels and short stories.

His latest novel is about satire and religion.


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



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