General Election: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to take audience queries in BBC Question Time specials

General Election: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to take audience queries in BBC Question Time specials

Party leaders have been confirmed to be taking part in election programming

Monday, May 8, 2017

The BBC has unveiled its election programme scheduled today, and it has been revealed party leaders will be part of it - but they won't be debating.

The leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will take questions from audiences in Question Time specials in June, on the eve of the election. 

Two days later, SNP head Nicola Sturgeon and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron will do the same, with other programming covering the other leaders like UKIP's Paul Nuttall.

Despite this, it has been confirmed that the Labour and Tory leaders will not be sharing the stage.

The announcement comes after Theresa May made it clear she will not do live TV debates. Corbyn has been adamant he will not debate live on television without her.

Despite this, the BBC is scheduled to broadcast a live debate held on May 31 in Cambridge, with senior party figures, rather than leaders, taking part.

It will also air a Newsbeat debate for 16-34 year olds on June 6.

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