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Jim Hancock: A life in politics

In this episode, Downtown boss Frank McKenna chats with our Political Editor Jim Hancock as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of his career covering politics across the UK for over five decades.

In this episode, Downtown boss Frank McKenna chats with our Political Editor Jim Hancock as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of his career covering politics across the UK for over five decades.

Jim’s career took him from the pioneering Piccadilly radio in Manchester to the BBC, he’s interviewed several Prime Ministers from Margaret thatcher to Tony Blair, he’s covered numerous party conferences and despite his many years in the business of politics he still has the same enthusiasm for it as he did all those years ago.

In this episode Jim discusses:

  • His initial interest in politics
  • His foray into broadcasting
  • The politicians who have impressed him most
  • Why it is important for politics journalists to be party neutral
  • The future of political journalism

Follow Jim on Twitter

https://twitter.com/jimhancockuk

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