Line up announced for ITV General Election debate

ITV has announced a second, multi-party General Election debate, which will feature leaders or representatives from seven political parties.

The ITV Election Debate 2024 will be broadcast on Thursday, June 13 at 8.30pm, on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

Leaders or senior representatives from the following parties will participate:

  • Penny Mordaunt - Conservative Party

  • Angela Rayner - Labour Party

  • Daisy Cooper - Liberal Democrats

  • Stephen Flynn - SNP

  • Nigel Farage - Reform UK

  • Carla Denyer - Green Party

  • Rhun ap Iorwerth - Plaid Cymru

The 90-minute debate will be moderated by ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham, and will be followed by ITV News at Ten.

Earlier this month, ITV News held the first head-to-head General Election debate between Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party, and Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer.

That programme was followed immediately by The ITV Election Interviews, presented by ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana, where the leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, Reform UK and the Green Party were invited to take part.

An interview with the leader of Plaid Cymru, meanwhile, was broadcast in Wales that same evening.

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Both programmes are now available to stream on ITVX.

Michael Jermey, ITV's Director of News and Current Affairs, said: "ITV's debate programmes will allow millions of viewers to see and hear the politicians debate the big issues facing the country."

He added: "Many of our viewers tell us they greatly value the TV debates. We're pleased that ITV will be able to provide a forum in which voters can question the political leaders and in which politicians can debate directly with each other."

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