The Times Radio bus in Nuneaton today - here's why

The Times Radio team will be in Nuneaton town centre
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Nuneaton's reputation on being the place all eyes turn to during the General Election count is the big reason why The Times Radio bus is calling into town today (June 7). Ever since former Prime Minister David Cameron mentioned in his memoir that he knew the Tories had taken power following the election result in Nuneaton, the town has been known as a 'bellwether'.

It is this bellwether status that will bring the Times Radio Election Bus to town later today. It will be parked up at the Pingles Leisure Centre.

From there it will be broadcasting live from a studio within the branded tour bus. Rosie Wright will present the show but there will reporters in the nearby town centre.

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They want to gauge what people in the town think ahead of the General Election on Thursday, July 4. The visit also comes after Labour swooped to control Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in the local elections last month.

The party saw its seats increase from five to 20, as they took power from the Conservatives. Many want to see if this plays out when it comes to locals going to the polls to pick their MP to represent their voice in Parliament.

Only earlier this week, Nuneaton saw the first political 'big hitter' come to town, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, and it is unlikely to be the last big name visit in the run up to the elections.

Marcus Jones is standing for the Conservatives for the Nuneaton seat. It is a position he has held for the past 14 years. Jodie Gosling is standing for the Labour Party, Keith Kondakor is the Green Party candidate and Rob Howard is the Reform UK candidate.

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