ITV announces first leaders debate of General Election 2024

Posted on Wednesday 29th May 2024 by Johnnie Larkin
ITV HD The ITV Leaders Debate

ITV announced today the first head-to-head General Election debate between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.

The two leaders will clash on ITV1, ITVX and STV and STV Player on Tuesday 4th June at 9.00pm.

The hour-long debate, Sunak v Starmer: The ITV Debate, will be moderated by Julie Etchingham and will take place live in front of a studio audience.

Michael Jermey, ITV’s Director of News and Current Affairs said: “Millions of viewers value the election debates. They provide a chance to see and hear the party leaders set out their pitch to the country, debate directly with each other and take questions from voters.

“ITV is pleased to be broadcasting the first debate in this year’s election campaign.”

ITV plans to broadcast additional programming including an interview programme with other party leaders and a multi-party debate.

England’s UEFA Euro 2025 qualifier against France will be moved from ITV1 to ITV4 to make way for this debate.