Christmas Interview with Angela Rayner (Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne)

My next Christmas interview is with the Labour MP Angela Rayner

  • What is your favourite Christmas food?

“Chocolates and generally pigging out.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas film?

“Scrooge 🙂 the one with him from ghostbusters in it actor Bill Murray.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas song?

“The Pogues Fairytale of New York”

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  • What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?

“My little sister, she was born on Xmas Day 🙂 ”

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  • What present would you get for David Cameron?

“A map of my constituency to show food banks, cuts to services, unemployment, business closures all as a direct result of his policies – like the film Scrooge and show there is a better way.”

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Christmas Interview with John Nicolson (SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire)

The next addition to my series of ‘Christmas Interviews’ is with the SNP MP, John Nicolson:

  • What’s your favourite Christmas food?

“I’m veggie. So my Christmas dinner will be a rich mushroom stew with Brussels sprouts and mashed tatties. Then rice pudding with damson compote. I like all of these things.

But if I have to plump for a single favourite it would be home made mince pies.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas film?

“It’s A Wonderful Life.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas song?

“In the Bleak Mid Winter.”

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  • What was the best Christmas present you ever received?

“A blue scooter with white rubber handles. It was from Father Christmas. I think I’d not long missed him. He’d left sooty footprints across the lino on the kitchen floor.”

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  • What present would you get for David Cameron?

“I wouldn’t.”

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Christmas Interview with Natalie Bennett (Leader of The Green Party)

Delighted to add the leader of The Green Party, Natalie Bennett, to my collection of festive interviews!

  • What is your favourite Christmas food?

“Christmas pudding – nicely soaked in brandy.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas film?

“Spartacus – saw it every year when I was a child.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas song?

“A Bridge Over You by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir – it really has to be No 1 this year!” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34961773

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  • What was the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?

“A book on identifying mushrooms – satisfyingly tasty results!”

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  • What present would you buy for David Cameron?

“A husky soft toy, to remind him of the green promises on which he was first elected: http://www.hamleys.com/hamleys-husky-soft-toy.ir ”

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Christmas Interview with Andrew Gwynne (Labour Shadow Health Minister)

Next, in my series of Christmas interviews, I asked some questions to Andrew Gwynne who is a Labour Shadow Health Minister and the MP for Denton and Reddish.

  • What’s your favourite Christmas food?

“Christmas cake.”

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  • What’s your favourite Christmas film?

“National Lampoon’s Christmas.”

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  • What’s your favourite Christmas song?

“Pop: Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Traditional: O come, o come, Emmanuel”

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  • What was the best Christmas present you ever received?

“Atari 2600 games console in early 1980s”

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  • What present would you buy for David Cameron?

“A year’s subscription to the Daily Mirror.”

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Christmas Interview with Jess Phillips (Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley)

For my second Christmas Interview, I interviewed the new Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips:

  • What is your favourite Christmas food?

“My favourite is the bubble and squeak on Boxing Day with pickles and cold meat.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas film?

“Elf, I’ve already watched it this year and imagine I will be watching it again every week.”

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  • What is your favourite Christmas song?

“Fairy tale of New York, although I have a soft spot for Stay by East 17”

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  • What was the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?

“Probably a bike or something like that when I was a kid. As an adult it might be my kindle, as someone who does not sleep very well, my kindle means I can read in bed without bothering my husband.”

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  • What present would you buy for David Cameron?

“Some real world experience and some socks.”

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Christmas Interview with Ben Bradshaw (Labour MP for Exeter)

As it’s the festive season, I’ve decided to ask a variety of politicians some fun questions relating to Christmas. I’m delighted that the Labour MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, was able to tell us some of his favourite things to do with Christmas, as well as what present he would get for David Cameron!

  • Favourite Christmas Food?

“Chestnut stuffing.”

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  • Favourite Christmas Film?

“The Snowman.”

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  • Favourite Christmas Song?

“In the Bleak Mid-Winter.”

  • Best present you ever received?

“A bicycle.”

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  • What present would you get for David Cameron?

“A small plot of the rainforest as part of a carbon offsetting scheme to encourage him to stick to his promises on climate change.”

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