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Tuesday's Connector of the Day – Charlie Whelan

April 6th, 2010
01:58 PM ET

On the surface, Charlie Whelan is currently the political director of Unite, Britain's biggest trade union and  the group behind the recent British Airways strikes.

Dig a little deeper and you will discover that he's one of the Prime Minister's closest confidantes.

He rose to political prominence as Gordon Brown's spokesman in the 1990s, when the now PM was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Since resigning that post in 1999, Charlie Whelan has forged himself a career in the media, writing regularly for The Guardian newspaper.

A man with plenty of experience of UK electioneering, with knowledge of what goes on behind the famous black door of Number 10 Downing Street, Charlie Whelan will almost certainly be close to the heart of the Labour Party's current campaign.

So here's your chance to put your questions to Charlie Whelan.

Perhaps you'd like to know if he thinks Labour has what it takes this time around, or if the challenge posed by David Cameron's Conservatives means there will be a changing of the guard at Downing Street?

Which policies will bring voters to the ballot box?

Leave your questions and comments below, and we'll use the best ones in Tuesday's program.