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Campaign goes under the spotlight

Maggie Shiels
With Maggie Shiels

I'm Maggie Shiels and during the three weeks in the run up to the Scottish elections I've been hosting a daily election webcast based on your questions and views.

During the half-hour online discussions, which took place each week day, I spoke torepresentatives of many minority groups as well as the mainstream parties

Click on the links below to listen to the interviews.

UKIP AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY

Paul Henke
Paul Henke is standing for the UK Independence Party

Final interviews

Would-be MSPs from the left and the right of the political spectrum featured in the final webcast.

Paul Henke from the UK Independence Party and Elinor Mackenzie of the Communist Party were in the hot seats.

Former Navy officer Paul decided last year that if he didn't get involved with politics he would "regret it on his death bed".

The one-time Tory supporter has eight books in print.

Elinor has been involved with the Communist Party for 50 years.

The former lecturer said she is passionate about encouraging ordinary people to go back into education. She was secretary of Scottish CND from 2002 to 2004 and peace activities have been her main interest over the years.

I also spoke to Andy O'Neill from the Electoral Commission, who provided some helpful information on the voting systems being used for the 3 May poll.

PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS

George McCleery, of the Had Enough Party

George McCleery of the Had Enough Party and Nicholas Watson of the Borders Party

Monday 30April

Euan McInnes

Peace Party's Liz Law and Euan MacInnes of Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party

Monday 30April

Bill Aitken and Stephanie Fraser

Conservative candidates Bill Aitken and Stephanie Fraser

Friday 27April

Lynn and Alice Sheridan

Ray Barry of the Equal Parenting Alliance and Alice and Lynn Sheridan

Thursday 26 April

Keith Brown

Keith Brown and Angela Constance of the Scottish National Party

Wednesday 25 April

Rosemary Burnett

Rosemary Burnett, Scottish Greens

Tuesday 24 April

Alex and Gillian Cole-Hamilton

Liberal Democrat husband and wife team Alex and Gillian Cole-Hamilton

Monday 23 April

George Wyllie, and his daughter, Louise Wyllie

Scottish Senior Citizen Unity Party candidates, George Wyllie, and his daughter, Louise Wyllie

Friday 20 April

John Black

John Black, Scottish Jacobite Party, and Neil Craig of the 9% Growth Party

Thursday 19 April

Carolyn Leckie and Rosemary Byrne

Carolyn Leckie, SSP, and Rosemary Byrne, Solidarity

Wednesday 18 April

Maggie Shiels speaks to Mev Brown and David Smith

David Smith, Independent, and Mev Brown, NHS First

Tuesday 17 April

Maggie Shiels with Margo MacDonald

Margo MacDonald, Independent

Monday 16 April

Anas Sarwar

Anas Sarwar, Labour Party

Friday 13 April

Revd George Hargreaves

The Revd George Hargreaves, the Scottish Christian Party

Thursday 12 April

Kit Fraser

Kit Fraser, The Publican Party and Stuart Usher, Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers

Wednesday 11 April

Archie Stirling

Archie Stirling, Scottish Voice

Tuesday 10 April




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