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Thank you. Moving to the question of contacts with politicians, what I'd like to explore first of all is whether any of you as editors seek to influence your local politicians, for example by getting them to support a campaign that the newspaper is running or something like that. I'm not putting this question with any pejorative angle, I just seek to understand the sort of contact that there is between you and your local politicians; obviously in the case of devolved governments, with your regional MPs. Could you help us with that starting with you, Mr McLellan?

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