BBC CONFIRM PLANS FOR CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP DEBATE AND INTERVIEW PROGRAMMES

The BBC will broadcast a live televised hustings with the final two candidates for the Conservative Party Leader on Monday 25 July as the broadcaster confirmed all four remaining candidates have agreed to take part if they make it to the final two.



Presented by Sophie Raworth, with analysis from BBC Political Editor Chris Mason and BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam, Our Next Prime Minister will broadcast live from Stoke on Trent in front of a 80 to 100 strong audience at 9pm on BBC One.



The 60 minute programme will be simulcast on BBC Radio 5 Live with coverage continuing after the debate and across BBC News Online and the BBC News Channel.


Jonathan Munro, Interim Director of BBC News & Current Affairs, says: “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.”



The BBC will also invite the final two candidates to take part in a televised one on one interview with Nick Robinson in Our Next Prime Minister: The Interviews.


More details will be released soon.