BBC Election Debate 2017 – great clash of political views

BBC Election Debate 2017

BBC Election Debate 2017  hosted by Michelle Husain in Cambridge.  A Seven-way debate between senior Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party and UKIP spokespeople.

Those taking part were Home secretary Amber Rudd, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.  Also, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall. And Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood.

Theresa May defended her absence from the TV general election debate, saying she was taking questions “up and round the country” instead.

Mrs May faced repeated questions after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn changed his position and said he would take part.

The Lib Dems, UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Plaid Cymru were also on the panel for the seven-way BBC debate in Cambridge, Wednesday 31 May.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd took part for the Tories.

Mrs May had already ruled out taking part in head-to-head debates, and Labour had said that Mr Corbyn would not attend unless she was there.


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