I am an experienced political journalist used to speaking to people at every level in politics, from voters to MPs to the Prime Minister.
In this one-to-one interview with Labour leader Ed Miliband he attacked local government funding cuts, pledged Labour would tackle low wages and talked about his plans for the TV election debates.
I used part of the interview as a standalone story about Mr Miliband's kitchen after he spoke about that. His kitchen was a big issue at the time!
In this interview with David Cameron, conducted as part of a round-table with other regional journalists, the Conservative leader defended council cuts, said he was committed to helping the poor and said a Conservative government would make regional economic growth a priority.
I used comments Mr Cameron made about plans to consult MPs before forming any future Coalition to create a second story.