Leaders’ debate: Five opposition leaders go head-to-head tonight

Labour leader Ed Miliband will be looking to stand out from the crowd in tonight's BBC 1 Leaders' De

Labour leader Ed Miliband will be looking to stand out from the crowd in tonight's BBC 1 Leaders' Debate Photo credit: Stefan Rousseau/ PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The five main opposition party leaders will go head-to-head in the general election campaign tonight (Thurs).

Labour’s Ed Miliband will look to win the public’s trust and prove he is the only leader who could realistically be prime minister after the election on May 7.

Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood, the Green Party’s Natalie Bennett, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon and UKIP’s Nigel Farage will all be looking to poke holes in his manifesto and state why they should earn your vote instead.

Each of the leaders will be invited to make a short statement before fielding five questions from the audience.

They will be given a minute to answer the question before 10 minutes of free debate.


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At the end, each leader will deliver a short closing statement too.

The debate will be shown on BBC 1 on Thursday at 8pm and online on the BBC’s election live page.

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