Welcome to On the Couch, a new political podcast from Reaction and broadcaster and psychotherapist Lucy Beresford. In each episode, Lucy is joined by a special guest to take a deep dive into the relationships making the headlines in politics today and explore the psychology of so much in political life.

This week On the Couch, Lucy Beresford is joined by Talk Radio’s political editor, Peter Cardwell, ahead of Britain’s local elections. They discuss the psychology behind making political choices, how the electorate behaves differently in local and general elections and what motivates politicians behind closed doors (spoiler: there’s a lot of ego involved).