ITV confirms multi-party debate line-up



ITV has confirmed today (12th June) the seven politicians who will appear for its General Election multi-party debate on Thursday, 13th June at 8.30pm. 

The ITV Election Debate 2024 will be broadcast on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

Leaders or senior representatives from the following parties will participate as follows; Penny Mordaunt for Conservative Party, Angela Rayner for Labour Party, Daisy Cooper for Liberal Democrats, Stephen Flynn for SNP, Nigel Farage for Reform UK, Carla Denyer for Green Party and Rhun ap Iorwerth for Plaid Cymru.

Standing positions for the debate have been decided, after lots were drawn.

Each party’s representative will stand behind podiums on the stage in the order of (L-R) Labour, Liberal Democrats, Conservative, Green Party, Reform UK, SNP, Plaid Cymru. 

The debate will be moderated by Julie Etchingham, who moderated Sunak v Starmer:The ITV Debate earlier in this campaign and previous ITV election debates in 2015, 2017 and 2019. 

The programme will run for 90 minutes. It will be followed by ITV News at Ten.

Further information:

ITV aired the first head-to-head General Election debate between Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party, and Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party on Tuesday 4th June at 9pm. 

The hour-long debate, Sunak v Starmer: The ITV Debate, moderated by Julie Etchingham reached a peak of 5.5m viewers across devices and is available to stream on ITVX. 

The debate was followed at 10.10pm by The ITV Election Interviews presented by Anushka Asthana. The leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, Reform UK and the Greens were invited to take part in this live programme featuring extended interviews. It is available to stream on ITVX. 

The leader of Plaid Cymru took part in an interview with ITV Cymru Wales which broadcast in Wales that evening.

ITV has confirmed its further General Election coverage plans, which include Tom Bradby leading the overnight coverage on 4th July as well as extensive coverage leading up to the election across national and regional news, Good Morning BritainPestonTonight leader profiles, 24/7 updating news on ITVX, a daily podcast, newsletter and more. Full details can be found on the ITV Press Centre


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