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Govt to look 'closely' at Sky's election debate campaign

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter
Sky News' campaign to make TV debates a permanent fixture of general elections will be looked at "very closely and carefully" by the government, a minister has said.
James Brokenshire said he was sure there would be "debate and discussion as to the interaction between party leaders" when the next election comes around, but claimed "there isn't an election in the offing" and said "our focus is on getting Brexit right".Sky News is lobbying for an independent commission to run TV debates between party leaders ahead of polling day.
Govt to look 'closely' at Sky's election debate campaign

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Senior politicians back Sky News' election TV debate campaign
Under the Sky News proposals, in which we call for head-to-head debates between the leaders of the main political parties, a Leaders' Debate Commission (LDC) would::: Set the format and rules of the debates
:: Handle moderation
:: Outline the criteria for political party participation
:: Ensure the objectivity of audiences
:: Steer negotiations between broadcasters and parties.
Govt to look 'closely' at Sky's election debate campaign

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Sky News is lobbying for an independent commission to run TV debates between party leaders
Since it was launched on Monday, party leaders, MPs, former parliamentarians and influential groups, including the Electoral Reform Society, have signed up.The following MPs have backed the campaign so far::: Amber Rudd, Conservative
:: Peter Bone, Conservative
:: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader
:: Sir Vince Cable, Lib Dem leader
:: Tom Watson, deputy Labour leader
:: Caroline Lucas, former Green Party leader
:: Hannah Bardell, SNP - on behalf of the whole partyOther politicians who have backed it include:
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