Podcast: the "known unknowns" from the 2021 election

The New Statesman politics team discuss the questions they hope this election will answer.

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As results come in for Thursday's local elections, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss what the vote is likely to reveal – and the "known unknowns" they're most interested to learn about.

Then, in You Ask Us, they answer listener questions on whether Labour are setting out a positive view of its plans for the UK.

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Further reading

Follow the election results as they come in, on our exclusive ward-by-ward election results tracker.

Stephen Bush assesses why Labour did so badly in Hartlepool.

Chris Deerin discusses why failing to win an SNP majority would be dangerous for Nicola Sturgeon.

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