Five MPs to guest present programmes on LBC

Five British MPs will join LBC next week to guest-present the station’s mid-morning programme.

Anna Soubry, Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips, David Lammy and Tom Watson will each host one of the 10am to 1pm slots between Monday 18th and Friday 22nd February, while regular presenter James O’Brien is on holiday.

Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips and David Lammy will all make their radio-presenting debut on LBC, while Tom Watson has already presented a number of shows in the past months.

James Rea, LBC’s managing editor, said: “LBC has a 46-year history of giving our audience direct access to senior figures from across the political spectrum. At such a crucial time in British history, the time is right to welcome five leading politicians to LBC, as they tackle the biggest stories of the moment with our 2.2 million weekly listeners.”

LBC schedule, Monday 18 th to Friday 22 nd February, 10am to 1pm:

Monday 18th February: David Lammy, MP for Tottenham

Tuesday 19th February: Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South & Finsbury and Shadow Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary

Wednesday 20th February: Tom Watson, Deputy leader of Labour party, Shadow Culture Secretary and MP for West Bromwich East

Thursday 21st February: Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe

Friday 22nd February: Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley

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  1. Dave says

    God forbid LBC should surrender one of its many right wing presenters’ slots for this (largely) Labour crowd.

  2. Craig Strong says

    Won’t be a problem for Anna Soubry at all, she spent many years as a newsreader in Central TV

    1. LISA says

      interesting, I wasn’t aware of that

    2. Joe Smith says

      Yes but newsreaders don’t need to think whereas politicians do which might explain her problem.

      1. mb23 says

        Anna wasn’t only a newsreader, she hosted Central Weekend and other debate shows, until she left to become a barrister.

        1. Joe Smith says

          Then there is little excuse for her is there?

    3. Stuart says

      And as soap correspondent of ITVs This Morning

  3. ric says

    correct me if im wrong, but aren’t they all remainers. not much contrast there!

    1. Mark says

      Meanwhile in the primetime 6pm slot we have Farage and Rees-Mogg all year round, as opposed to one week.

  4. Ian Scott says

    FLASH: Five radio presenters to guest in the House of Commons and run government.

  5. Spencer Payne says

    All remoaners
    Absolute disgrace

  6. William Campbell says

    Well, we do get Ferrari, Swarbick, Farage, Rees-Mogg, Dale and Castle, churning out Brexit, so just a bit of balance.
    James O’Bs programme slot (that they’re filling), is Remain- based, anyway and is the most honest and revealing on LBC. He has exposed Farage for what he is (as did Sheilagh, by the way) and made mincemeat of Rees-Mogg.
    Donald Tusk has it right about those Brexit ‘leaders’.

    1. Edward Soudan says

      All anti-Brexit. Nice balance LBC

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