Where city goes, others follow
GLOUCESTER has long been a political barometer with the city passing back and forth between Labour and Conservative MPs.
As the political party conference season came to an end yesterday, Sky News descended on the city yesterday to ask residents for their reaction.
The Citizen's public affairs reporter Mike Wilkinson spoke during the live interview at Hedleys cafe, in Westgate Street.
He said: "The fight for the Gloucester constituency is always a good test to see who might win Government.
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"That's why what happens here is so important to the political landscape nationally."
A Labour plan to cut business rates and a Conservative plan to get more young people on the property ladder with a Help to Buy scheme were hot topics of conversation.
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