Labour leadership candidates to clash in Gateshead a week before the ballot

The four candidates for the Labour leadership are to take part in a debate in Gateshead.

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall will all be The Sage on Thursday 3rd September.

The first half of the 90-minute discussion will focus on questions from the audience in the room.

During the second half, questions will be fielded by the viewing audience on TV and online.

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton will host the debate.

Voting for the leadership election closes a week later with the winner announced on Saturday 12th September.