General Election 2024 – Pre-Coverage

ITV confirms multi-party debate line up

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

It’s the same seven that took part in the BBC debate on Friday.

Each party’s representative will stand behind podiums on the stage in the order of (L-R): Angela Rayner for Labour Party, Daisy Cooper for Liberal Democrats, Penny Mordaunt for Conservative Party, Carla Denyer for Green Party, Nigel Farage for Reform UK, Stephen Flynn for SNP and Rhun ap Iorwerth for Plaid Cymru.

The 90 minute long debate will be moderated by Julie Etchingham.

Sophie Raworth

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth has pulled out of moderating the head-to-head debate between Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer.

Channel 4 extends Election night programme; Hannah Fry joins

Channel 4 has extended its Election Night programme.

It will now run until 9am on Friday 5th July.

The show will be fronted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Emily Maitlis and include The Rest is Politics podcast hosts Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart.

Channel 4 also announced that broadcaster and mathematics professor Hannah Fry will replace Clare Balding, who had to pull out of the programme due to her Wimbledon commitments.

Kwasi Kwarteng, Nadim Zahawi, Harriet Harman, Vince Cable, Mhairi Black, and Ann Widdecombe will also pop up during the night.

Sky News reveals format for Battle for Number 10

Sky News has revealed the format for the Battle for Number 10 special on Wednesday evening.

Political editor Beth Rigby will interview the leader for 20 minutes before Sarah-Jane Mee and a representative audience put their questions to each leader for 25 minutes.

There will be a coin toss to decide which leader goes first.

The Battle for Number 10 Leaders Special Event, Wednesday 12 June 7pm-10pm on Sky News.

Images of BBC Seven-Party Debate Studio
BBC confirms party leader interviews with Nick Robinson

The BBC today confirmed their line up of party leader interviews with Nick Robinson.

They are:

Monday 10 June at 20:00 – Rishi Sunak, Conservative Party

Tuesday 11 June at 22:40 – Nigel Farage, Reform UK This interview has been postponed for logistical reasons and the BBC will announce a new date when confirmed.

Wednesday 12 June at 19:00 (BBC One and BBC One Scotland) – John Swinney, SNP

Wednesday 12 June at 19:00 (BBC One Wales) – Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru

Friday 14 June at 19.30 – Sir Keir Starmer, Labour Party

Tuesday 18 June at 22:40 – Adrian Ramsay, Green Party

Friday 28 June at 20:30 – Sir Ed Davey, Liberal Democrats

Talk’s Kevin O’Sullivan Milkshaked

First Nigel Farage, now Kevin O’Sullivan!

Sky News Westminster YouGov Polling Studio and Graphics (19)

Sky News made good use of the Westminster studio and election graphics today with the results of the latest YouGov

Grant Shapps puts phone down on Sam Coates

The Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps hangs up on Sam Coates – live on Sky News.

“Have you seen that you are about to lose your seat according to the Sky News YouGov projection?”

Sky’s Matthew Thompson Interviews Ed Davey on waterslide

Sky News correspondent Matthew Thompson has Interviewed Ed Davey on a waterslide in Frome.

Matthew is with the Liberal Democrat leader as they tour the South West of the country during the general election campaign 2024.

“It’s a tough gig, but someone’s got to do it.”

Gary O'Donoghue on the bus (2)

It wouldn’t be a general election campaign without EVERY political correspondent doing a piece-to-camera on a bus, right?

BBC’s Ione Wells returns to the UK for General Election coverage

The BBC’s South America correspondent Ione Wells is back in the UK to cover the General Election as a political correspondent.