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British General Election Debates Announced

Broadcasters and the British politcal establishment have announced details of their Leaders Debates in the run up to the British General Election 2015. The main British parties will part take in the debates with smaller parties such as UKIP and the Green Party also taking part due to their popularity in recent polls. National political parties from Scotland and Wales will also take part, but Northern Irish parties will not take part in the debate. The first debate will take place on ITV on April 2nd, followed by a second debate on the BBC and then the final televised debate on Channel 4 and Sky News.

The leaders of seven parties will take part in the debates. Prime Minister David Cameron will debate for The Conservative Party currently the largest party in Westminister, with leader of Opposition party Ed Milliband will represent the 2nd largest party The Labour Party, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg debating for the Liberal Democrates. UKIP, The Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru leaders will also debate, however The leaders of the 2 largest parties in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein and the DUP, will not take part in the debates.

David Cameron, Prime Minister (Conservative Party)
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition (Labour Party)
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister (Liberal Democrats)
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland (SNP)
Nigel Farage, MEP (UKIP)
Leanne Wood, AM (Plaid Cymru)
Natalie Bennett, MP (Green Party of England and Wales)

Speaker Position Party
David Cameron Prime Minister Conservative Party
Ed Miliband Leader of the Opposition Labour Party
Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister Liberal Democrats
Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland SNP
Nigel Farage MEP UKIP
Leanne Wood AM Plaid Cymru
Natalie Bennett MP The Green Party