What does the pre-election debate really tell us about politicians and charities?
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What does the pre-election debate really tell us about politicians and charities?

25 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Earlier this year sector leaders expressed concern that as we approach the general election politicians had little real narrative about the voluntary sector. Would a debate between the civil society representatives change their minds? Kirsty Weakley assesses each of the speakers.

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