BBC Leaders’ Debate 2015 – Live on BBC TV, Sky News, Radio 5 Live

BBC Leaders’ Debate 2015 – Live on BBC TV, Sky News, Radio 5 Live
Updated on Thursday 16 April 2015 by @TVNewsroom

The BBC will host the final Leaders’ Debate tonight!

It’ll take place at Central Hall Westminster and will feature opposition leaders of Labour, UKIP, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens.

Lots were drawn among the political parties on Monday to establish the on-set positions of the leaders.

From left to right the leaders will be: Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Natalie Bennett, Nicola Sturgeon, and Nigel Farage.

Each will be invited to make a short opening statement before David Dimbleby introduces questions from an audience of 200 voters, selected and weighted to give a cross-section of political opinion.

The order of opening statements will be: Leanne Wood, Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband, Nicola Sturgeon and Natalie Bennett.

The debate will feature five questions, with each leader given a minute to offer their own answer before 10 minutes of free debate. At the end of the debate the leaders will be invited to make short closing statements.

The debate is live on BBC One, the BBC News Channel, Sky News, BBC Radio 5 live and online from 8pm until 9.30pm.

Following the debate at 9.30pm, BBC One, BBC NC, and Sky News will broadcast from the ‘Spin Room,’ gauging the reaction of politicians and members of the media.

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