BBC One to host TV debate for final two in Tory leadership race

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The BBC will broadcast a live TV debate with the final two candidates of the Conservative Party leadership race.

‘Our Next Prime Minister’ will be broadcast on BBC One at 9.00pm on Monday 25th July.

The hour long programme will be presented by Sophie Raworth. BBC political editor Chris Mason and BBC economics editor Faisal Islam will be providing their analysis on the candidates’ answers.

Jonathan Munro, the interim director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said: “We’re delighted to be offering BBC audiences the chance to be part of this pivotal moment in politics and hear, first hand, from the final two candidates as they compete to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister.”

TV debates have already taken place on Channel 4 and ITV. Sky News cancelled its own planned debate when Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss declined to take part.

Tory MPs are continuing to vote this week to decide which of Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, and Kemi Badenoch will go forward to a nationwide vote by party members.

Posted by on Tuesday 19 July 2022
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