CNN to broadcast General Election 2015 debate

CNN to broadcast General Election 2015 debate
Updated on Wednesday 22 April 2015 by @TVNewsroom

CNN will broadcast a special interactive General Election 2015 debate this Friday.

Conservative peer Baroness Neville Jones, Labour’s Chris Bryant, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel, UKIP’s Louise Bours, and the SNP’s Humza Yousaf will be quizzed by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and UK Correspondent Max Foster.

The debate will take place at the McLaren Technology Group’s new Thought Leadership Centre, in front of a specially selected audience designed to represent the British electorate.

As part of the debate the studio audience will be invited to give its take on key issues, with the results displayed in real time on the debate floor. Topics such as immigration, Europe, the health service, the economy, and Britain’s place in the world are up for discussion.

“There is huge interest in the UK election from an international perspective, especially with so many issues that transcend this country’s borders,” said Gill Penlington, Director of Programming, EMEA, at CNN International

“This debate is the perfect chance to explore those issues, as well as get a genuinely representative picture of the UK electorate’s views on them. It should be a fascinating debate at a key point in the campaign.”

CNN International’s UK Election Debate airs at 7pm on 24 April 2015, with a later highlight programme at 10pm GMT. Viewers in the UK can watch on Sky 506, Virgin Media 607, and Freesat 207.

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