PM dodges question on Sky's debates campaign

Theresa May has refused to say whether she backs a Sky News campaign for an independent commission to oversee leaders' election debates.
Sky News is calling for the creation of an Independent Leaders' Debates Commission (LDC) to oversee and organise television debates between party leaders at general election time.It is a move backed by senior Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats, including Vince Cable and Jeremy Corbyn.But when asked if she would join them in supporting the Make Debates Happen campaign, Mrs May skirted the issue.

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Sky News is calling for an Independent Leaders' Debates Commission to oversee and organise election debates

She told Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner: "The next general election isn't until 2022."There's plenty of time to think about those issues at that time."What we're focused on now is actually ensuring that we're working to get that good deal from the European Union, one that's in the interests of people across the whole of the United Kingdom."Mrs May has not taken part in an election debate between party leaders on TV, as the last one was in 2010.
Leaders' debates - what went wrong?
They have not happened since, despite two more general elections taking place.A seven-way debate in June 2017 saw the Conservatives represented by then home secretary Amber Rudd.Mrs May was accused of lacking "guts" and of "running away from the debate" during the event.
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