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Make The Politician Work


About Make The Politician Work

Keith Locke on Make the Politician Work

About the show

Make The Politician Work takes seven of our well-known politicians to the coalface - in a positive, fascinating and sometimes amusing new series.

While politicians make decisions that affect our everyday lives, this series places them on the frontline so they can see for themselves just how their portfolio or policy operates at ground level.

The Minister of Social Development working in a soup kitchen, the former Minister of Labour picking Asparagus and the Associate Minister of Education working as a teachers aide. What do they see? How do they feel? Will their observations change the way they govern the country?

Make The Politician Work allows MPs to show their human side and sets out to show them at the real coalface where the impact of their decision-making is felt.

The show is simply an intrepid journey into their heartland - their constituency - their portfolio. It's not a dry, political series - but a light-hearted attempt to find out who the person behind the policy really is.