Interview with Conor McGinn - Irish born Labour MP for St Helens North

Jan 23, 2017, 05:32 PM

In an exclusive interview done at his Westminster office on the day Theresa May unveiled her 12 point Brexit plan, we speak to Conor McGinn - Labour MP for St Helens North - who originally hails from Bessbrook, County Armagh.

We chat about his memories of home, him emigrating to London as a teenager, becoming an MP, the challenges of Brexit and how he became an "and finally..." news item on BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat at the end of 2016.

Conor also shares with us the songs that remind him of home in an inspiring chat from a man who is in a unique position in British and Irish politics.

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