SKY NEWS TO HOST CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP DEBATE THIS AUGUST

Tory leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have agreed to take part in a head-to-head debate on Sky News.



The event - which will be in front of a live audience - will be on Thursday 4 August and is to be hosted by Kay Burley.



John Ryley, head of Sky News, said: "There has never been a more important time to reinvigorate the trust of voters in the office of the prime minister...


"This live TV debate on Sky News gives the final two candidates a chance to reconnect with millions by debating the major issues facing Britain. It presents a unique opportunity to re-engage a disillusioned electorate."


It will be broadcast live and for free on Sky News channel 501, across Sky News' digital channels, streamed on YouTube, and simulcast to our IRN Commercial Radio partners.


The BBC will host its debate between the final two on Monday 25 July.