Three 2015 General Election Debates To Air This April
Three dates have been announced this April for political leaders' debates in the lead up to the 2015 General Election. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron will be joined by Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour's Ed Milliband, UKIP's Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett.
The leaders debate in 2010 was the first time the first of its kind; an attempt by political leaders to copy the US Election debates. It allowed the then Prime Minister, Labour's Gordon Brown, Conservative's David Cameron and the Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg to face each other before the viewing public and answer those questions we wanted. Undeniably Clegg came out the winner on that one, leading to a surge in his party's popularity.
Five years on things are a very different matter. This time seven political leaders will debate against each other. Just whether Nick Clegg can redeem himself? Will Ed Milliband find a personality? What ridiculous statements will Nigel Farage come up with and will David Cameron do better then he did in 2010?
These debates will certainly prove to make for interesting television.
ITV will broadcast the first debate on Thursday April 2nd.
The second debate will take place on the BBC on Thursday April 16th.
Channel 4 and Sky will conclude with the third and final debate on April 30th - this time a head to head debate between David Cameron and Ed Milliband.