Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps
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Shapps: Seven-party TV debate plans 'look more sensible'

Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps has said proposals to include seven parties in pre-election TV debates 'make more sense'.

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics programme, Mr Shapps said the new format "looked a lot more sensible" as the original plans had "excluded democratically-elected MPs".

Originally, broadcasters had put forward plans for TV debates which only involved the Conservatives, Labour, the Lib Dems and UKIP.

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  • 25 Jan 2015
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