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Last Updated: Thursday, 12 October 2006, 08:58 GMT 09:58 UK
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Question Time, the BBC's premier political debate programme chaired by David Dimbleby, was broadcast from Glasgow on 12 October.

David Dimbleby was joined by Constitutional Affairs Minister Vera Baird MP, shadow trade and industry secretary Alan Duncan, MP, deputy leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon MSP, founder of the Solidarity Party Tommy Sheridan and writer and broadcaster Clive Anderson.

VERA BAIRD MP

Constitutional Affairs Minister Vera Baird MP

Title: Constitutional Affairs Minister

Career: Vera Baird became MP for Redcar, Mo Mowlam's old seat, in 2001.

She was named Spectator Magazine's "Backbencher of the Year" in 2004 and in 2005 became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then home secretary Charles Clarke.

She has been a minister since May 2006.


ALAN DUNCAN MP
Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Duncan MP

Title: Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary

Career: Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Duncan has been an outspoken critic of Gordon Brown.

He recently told the BBC that "I'm beginning to think its impossible to have a Scottish prime minister because they will be at odds with the basic construction of the British constitution, and it may be that the Labour Party has created this massive problem for themselves and are now regretting it."


NICOLA STURGEON MSP
SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Title: Deputy leader, SNP

Career: Nicola is the Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow.

She is currently the leader of the SNP in the Scottish Parliament and in September 2004 was elected deputy leader of the Party.


TOMMY SHERIDAN
Founder of the Solidarity Party Tommy Sheridan

Title: Founder, Solidarity Party

Career: The former leader of the Scottish Socialist Party launched his new Solidarity party last month in the wake of his successful defamation action against the News of the World newpaper.

After his win, he claimed that the "verdict proves that working-class people, when they listen to the arguments, can differentiate the truth from the muck."


CLIVE ANDERSON
Writer and broadcaster Clive Anderson

Title: Writer and broadcaster

Career: Clive is an award winning writer, TV and radio host, and barrister.

He is best known as the host of the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway?

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