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Question Time special comes to York

Posted on 1 June 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn will take part in a BBC Question Time special at the University of York on Friday 2 June.

Broadcaster David Dimbleby will chair a special edition of the programme from the University’s Ron Cooke Hub.

The two politicians will not debate each other directly, but will instead field questions from audience members.

On Monday evening, the two leaders separately faced Jeremy Paxman and an audience for 45 minutes each, in a joint programme between Channel Four and Sky News.

The University of York’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, said: “The University has a long and proud history of encouraging respectful debate and discussion amongst its students, academics and the wider community.

“We are delighted to be hosting Question Time from the Ron Cooke Hub, a fabulous state-of-the-art building designed to encourage discussion and interaction.

"With just days to go before polling day, the eyes of the country will be on the two leaders here at York.

“It promises to be a fascinating encounter in what could be one of the defining moments of the general election.”

Admission is by invitation only.

The Question Time special will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday at 8.30pm.

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