Faisal Islam to Host Corbyn v Smith The Battle for Labour
Comment: I didn't think that Sky News was on channel 112, but obviously for this one event it will be. :spinny:
On Wednesday 14th September Sky News will broadcast a two hour special programme, Corbyn v Smith: The Battle for Labour. At 9pm Political Editor Faisal Islam will host a live debate with a studio audience of 200 labour members and voters. He will moderate the debate, putting the audience questions to the leadership contenders and following up with them if he believes the question has not been answered sufficiently.
The live debate will be preceded by a one hour documentary fronted by Senior Political Correspondent Jason Farrell, looking at the current state of the Labour party. It will profile both Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith, and will feature in depth exclusive interviews with various Labour MPs as well as former leader, Neil Kinnock.
The debate is the final hustings before the Labour leadership announcement is made in Liverpool on Saturday 24th September.
Esme Wren, Head of Politics at Sky News, commented: ‘This final debate will be the last chance for both potential leaders to outline their vision for a party in crisis. The documentary will allow Sky News viewers to really understand what issues the party is dealing with as political turmoil engulfs it. The debate, headed by Faisal, will promise to be lively, noisy and I hope a chance for Labour party members to ask the potential leaders face to face how they are going to deal with some of the biggest political issues of our time.’
The two hour special begins at 8pm and will be available across all Sky News platforms.