Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast: Oliver Dowden on Rishi Sunak’s leadership | Paul Blomfield on assisted dying | Politics News


The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, on the economy, the threat of strikes and new Cabinet Office minister Sir Gavin Williamson facing bullying claims.

Plus, Labour MP Paul Blomfield talks about his decade-long campaign for a change in the law to allow assisted dying, after his 87-year-old father Harry took his own life following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

We also hear from Dr Mark Pickering, from the organisation Care Not Killing, which promotes palliative care.

Sophy is joined by Sky News’ political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley to talk through her big interviews.

WARNING: This podcast features discussion about suicide. If you need to speak to someone, call the Samaritans helpline for free on 116 123 or email

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SROS producer: Scott Beasley
Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
Editor: Paul Stanworth


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