Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May to appear on Question Time in York

It will be an election special on the 2nd June and you can apply to be in the audience

The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader will battle it out on a Question Time election special in 3 weeks time on Friday 2nd June.

The showdown will be filmed live from York – but the venue has of today not been disclosed. The two leaders will not debate each other directly but will instead field questions from the audience one after the other. The format of the show will match the format agreed before the 2015 election when David Cameron was opposed to a one to one debate with Corbyn’s predecessor, Ed Miliband. The show will be hosted by the ever present David Dimbleby who has presented the programme since 1994 and is synonymous with politics.

There will be a separate election special for the leaders of the other political parties in the UK such as the Liberal Democrats, the Greens, UKIP and the SNP and this will be broadcast from Edinburgh.

It will be a quick return to York for both May and Corbyn who were both in the City in the past week. Theresa May spoke to Tory activists at the York Barbican, whilst Mr Corbyn addressed a large crowd in St Helen’s Square when he came to York on Wednesday.


The Labour leader with Rachael Maskell on Wednesday in York

It is not the first time the show has come to York, with it being broadcast from the Ron Cooke Hub in June last year.

You can apply here to be in the audience for Question Time.