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To: All party leaders and UK news networks

Set up a new independent body to keep party leader debates and interviews fair

Set up an independent body to regulate and organise debates and interviews of election candidates.

Why is this important?

Election TV events like debates and interviews are important in making sure all party leaders face the same amount of scrutiny, so viewers can have all the facts when they vote.

This election has seen several instances of leaders not getting the same coverage - with Boris Johnson not having an Andrew Neil interview like other leaders did, and leaders not turning up to the climate debate.

In Canada and the USA there are bodies that organise any leaders’ debate to make sure that they are fair. In the UK, party leaders and channel execs negotiate directly - meaning parties with more power end up with the upper hand. If we set up a body we can ensure in future elections all election debates and party leader interviews are fair.


2019-12-03 21:14:26 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-12-03 14:16:28 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-12-03 12:32:37 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-12-03 12:28:10 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-12-03 12:25:03 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-12-03 12:23:37 +0000

10 signatures reached