Labour leadership debate tonight: How to watch TV debate LIVE

The three remaining candidates – Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, and Lisa Nandy – will take part in Thursday night’s debate. The candidates to take over as leader of the Labour Party will face an audience of 100 voters from across the country.

How can you watch it live?

Sky News is hosting the debate, so you can watch it live on the Sky News TV or stream it HERE.

The debate will begin at 8pm on Thursday night, and is expected to run for one hour without breaks.

You can also watch it live on the YouTube page here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9Auq9mYxFEE

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The debate will be hosted by Sky’s Sophie Ridge.

Announcing the debate, Sky News said: “We’ll put them to the test in a format where they can be challenged and challenge each other.”

The debate will be held in Dewsbury, a Leave-voting seat in Yorkshire that Labour lost to the Conservatives on a 4.5 percent swing in the 2019 election.

The three candidates will face an audience of 100 voters.

Sky said: “The audience will be representative of the UK population in terms of gender and ethnicity.

“One third will be Labour members, one third current Labour voters, and the final third will be past Labour voters who switched away in the 2019 General Election.

“They will come from across the country – but with a bias towards the North of England and the voters the party most needs to recapture.”

Candidates will face tough questions on how the Labour Party lost the ‘red wall’ in the general election, and what can be done to regain a strong opposition.

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This week, polls opened up to the wider party to cast their vote for the next leader.

Members, affiliates and registered supporters have until 12pm on April 2 to cast their vote.

The results will be announced on April 4.

As things stand, Sir Keir Starmer is on track to take the top job.

A recent poll by YouGov and Sky News shows Sir Keir on course to win the leadership contest in the first round with 53 percent of the vote.

The same poll showed Rebecca Long-Bailey on 31 percent and Lisa Nandy on 16 percent.

The poll of 1,323 people eligible to vote in the contest suggested the shadow Brexit secretary would win among men and women, among Labour members of all age ranges, social grades and in all parts of the country.

Ms Long-Bailey was ahead among those who voted for Brexit, while Sir Keir had the lead among those who voted remain.

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