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Clare Short

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Outspoken Labour backbencher Clare Short talks to Steve Richards about her childhood memories in the poor areas of Birmingham and her time at Catholic school.

Was the feisty politician always a rebel, even as a child? How did she interact with her teachers and fellow pupils? Richards quizzes the Labour MP on her relationship to Catholicism, both as a teenager and today, and asks what it has meant for her views on sex education. We hear about the political household Short grew up in and ask whether, looking back, she has lived a Labour fairy tale.

Part of the series: School Days

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