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Election 2015: Artist Adam Dant drawing the campaign

The general election campaign is to be officially chronicled by a modern-day William Hogarth, with the job going to artist Adam Dant.

The fourth artist to be commissioned in this role by Parliament since 2001 will travel across Britain, sketching ordinary voters and electioneering politicians, and his work will join the Parliamentary Art Collection.

He spoke to Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics about how he prepared for the role of election artist by drawing campaigners and voters in the days before the Scottish Referendum.

Mr Dant said of the role: "It's a different way of recording an event than with an iPhone or a selfie stick."

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  • 25 Mar 2015
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