Election 2019

General election 2019: Parties face grilling in seven-way debate

Seven politicians taking part in the debate: Rishi Sunak, Nicola Sturgeon, Adam Price, Caroline Lucas, Richard Tice, Rebecca Long Bailey, Jo Swinson Image copyright UK Parliament/Getty

Figures from seven major political parties are being quizzed in a live BBC election debate.

Senior members of the Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, SNP, Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Brexit Party are taking part in the debate chaired by Nick Robinson.

Each has opening and closing statements, and they are facing questions from the audience in Cardiff.

The event is being broadcast on BBC One and streamed on the BBC News website, alongside our live text coverage.

This is the first seven-way debate of this election.

It is taking place between the Conservatives' Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak, Labour's shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, former Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice.

The first TV debate, between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, took place on 19 November.

A BBC Question Time Leaders' Special was then held on 22 November, which saw Mr Johnson, Mr Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon take questions from the audience.

How can I follow the programme live?

In the UK, it is being broadcast on BBC One and on iPlayer between 19:00 to 20:30 and streamed live on the BBC News website, where you can also follow the latest reaction and analysis on our live page.

It will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live, with reaction and analysis following the programme. You can listen live here or on the BBC Sounds app.