Party leaders to face grilling in Sheffield tonight on Question Time TV special

Four party political leaders are set to face a grilling in Sheffield tonight in a live General Election Question Time special.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 10:10 am
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 10:10 am

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon will all take part in the debate at The Octagon tonight.

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The four will be quizzed by audience members on the live programme, hosted by Fiona Bruce, and which will be broadcast on BBC One at 7pm.

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Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon, Jo Swinson and Jeremy Corbyn will all be in Sheffield today. (Photo: Getty Images).

Each leader will have 30 minutes to answer questions.

The first live TV debate between the Prime Minister and Labour leader took place on ITV earlier this week.

There have already been separate Question Time specials with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley.

The BBC will also host a live head-to-head debate between the Conservative and Labour leaders on 6 December, plus a seven-way podium debate between senior figures from the UK's major political parties on 29 November, live from Cardiff.

Channel 4 News will also host a debate focusing solely on climate change. Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and the Green Party have all agreed to take part, but the Conservatives not yet said whether they will attend. A date has not yet been announced for this debate.