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BBC to host debate of final two Conservative leadership contenders

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The BBC has announced that it will broadcast a debate between the final two candidates to be the next leader of the Conservatives and Prime Minister of the UK.

The debate, which will be broadcast on July 25 at 9pm will be chaired by Sophie Raworth, who has been hosting the BBC’s leading current affairs show on Sunday mornings.

The final two candidates in the leadership contest have yet to be determined with Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt all still hoping to make it through to the final ballot, which is then voted on by Conservative party members.

Image Credit: Rishi Sunak / Twitter

Alongside the candidates for the political leadership role, the programme will take place live in Stoke-on-Trent with an audience of approximately 80 people.

Commenting on the announcement, Jonathan Munro, the interim director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said: “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 broadcaster also intends to hold individual interviews with the final two candidates, where they will be interviewed by Nick Robinson in a show called Our Next Prime Minister: The Interviews.

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