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Scottish leaders go head-to-head

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Political leaders in Scotland went head-to-head in the country's first televised debate ahead of this year's election last night.

The programme featured the leaders of the four major Scottish parties: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from the SNP; leader of the Scottish Labour Party Jim Murphy; Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson; and Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie.

They debated the economy, public services, and devolution in front of a live audience of 200 people in Edinburgh.

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Leaders gear up for Scottish debate

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Tonight will see the leaders of Scotland's four main political parties go head-to-head exactly a month before the general election.

Scotland Debates, which will be broadcast on ITV Border Scotland from 8pm tonight, will feature First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from the SNP; leader of the Scottish Labour Party Jim Murphy; Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson; and Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie.

The debate, which will be in front of an audience of 200, will be moderated by STV’s political editor, Bernard Ponsonby, and will be broadcast live from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

7 million people tuned into the ITV Leaders' Debate on Thursday.

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