Scottish party leaders debate to take place on STV next Monday

Posted on Wednesday 29th May 2024 by Johnnie Larkin
STV News - Leaders Debate 2024

STV will broadcast a leaders debate between the Scottish party leaders next Monday.

STV political editor Colin Mackay will moderate the debate featuring First Minister John Swinney, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton.

The 90-minute debate will airs on Monday 3rd June from 9.00pm to 10.30pm.

Following the debate, Scotland Tonight presenter Rona Dougall will be joined by a panel of guests to provide instant reaction and analysis.

Linda Grimes Douglas, head of news and current affairs at STV, said: “Ahead of major votes like the forthcoming General Election, we know many viewers value having the opportunity to hear political leaders set out their plans for the country and debate the issues that matter most to the electorate.

“STV is pleased to be broadcasting the first leaders’ debate of the election campaign. An in-depth and robust head-to-head, it will likely set the agenda for the coming weeks in Scotland.”

ITV (and STV) will broadcast a head-to-head debate between Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party, and Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party from 9pm on Tuesday 4th June.