Sunak and Starmer confirm second debate in Nottingham after agreeing initial bout this Tuesday

2 June 2024, 22:00

Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have agreed to go head-to-head in a second leaders' debate on June 26.
Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have agreed to go head-to-head in a second leaders' debate on June 26. Picture: Alamy

By Chay Quinn

Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have agreed to go head-to-head in a second leaders' debate on June 26.

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The Prime Minister and the Labour leader will tackle eachother in Nottingham in a debate which will be televised.

It will come 12 days after the first debate takes place between the two men who are leading the UK's largest two parties.

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Sunak and Starmer will do battle at their first meeting on Tuesday, June 4.

Sophie Raworth will grill the leaders on their pitches to become the next Prime Minister.

A separate 7-leader will take place on June 7 between figures from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party (SNP), Plaid Cymru, Green Party and Reform UK.

The wider debate will be chaired by Mishal Hussain.

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