Channel 4 Make Me Prime Minister: Who is Manchester contestant Natalie - how to watch on TV
The show kicks off at the end of the month
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The new series of Channel 4’s ‘Make Me Prime Minister’ is set to hit our screens later this month.
The show tasks 12 contestants in a series of challenges to see if they have what it takes to be in the toughest job in politics.
One of these contestants taking part in the series is from Manchester, and she will be eager to get underway.
Here’s all you need to know about the show, including when it airs, and plenty of information on Natalie from Manchester.
Who is Natalie?
Natalie is a 36 medical communications director from Manchester
Healthcare professional Natalie, who has Type 1 diabetes, recently launched a clothing range in 2017 for people who wear insulin pumps or take daily injections.
If she were leader, Natalie would love to put “a cap on capitalism” to “solve not just economic problems, but problems of corruption, problems of careerists.”
She said: “I would want to see my cabinet act with their heart and not their pocket.”
Natalie believes the national curriculum is outdated and needs refreshing to suit each child rather than a blanket approach.
Hugely passionate about more support for the NHS, she thinks schools should help by offering further mental health and wellbeing support to pupils.
Natalie added: “We must never forget that it’s the public who pay politicians’ wages. If I were to buy a top from a shop, and I took it home and found that it was too small or exposed my chest or whatever, I would take it back for a refund, because it would not be fit for purpose.
“The British taxpayer spends a huge chunk of their monthly income paying for politicians, and I would argue that the service they’re providing is not fit for purpose.”
What is ‘Make Me Prime Minister’?
The new show has a competitive format and will test 12 competitors to see if they have what it takes to survive in the ruthless world of politics.
Over the course of six weeks, the hopefuls will be put through a series of challenges. These weekly group challenges will be set and adjudicated by Alastair Campbell and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, two political heavyweights who know exactly what it takes to succeed in office.
During the competition, candidates will face the pressures, challenges, and accountability of being in power. From handling diplomatic crises to avoiding domestic gaffes, every move will be scrutinised by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Alastair Campbell, and the watching media.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said: “Serving as Chairman of the Conservative Party and a Cabinet minister in a coalition government, I was convinced values and ethics matter as much as political ideology.
“So Alastair Campbell and I are putting aside our political differences to focus on what it takes to lead. I hope we can inspire a new generation of passionate voters and politicians.”
Alastair Campbell added:“Done properly, being Prime Minister is about a tough a job as anyone can do. It is great that so many people think they can do it and I am looking forward to working with Sayeeda Warsi to guide and challenge them to see if they really have what it takes.
“Fair to say politics is in a bit of a mess right now and I hope not only that some genuine political talent emerges through the series but also that it might inspire the watching public to get more engaged in politics and get properly involved.”
How to watch Make Me Prime Minister
The show will be available to watch at 9.15pm on Channel 4 on Tuesday, 27 September.