Election Live: Johnson and Corbyn go head to head in TV debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are taking part in the first televised debate of the 2019 General Election campaign.

The hour-long ITV debate was cleared to go ahead after the High Court in London rejected a legal challenge by the Liberal Democrats and the SNP over the exclusion of their leaders.

Here’s the latest:

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Here’s how the parties have fared so far in the 2019 General Election poll of polls:

(PA Graphics)
(PA Graphics)

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Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn shared part of his preparation – at the barbers.

Quick trim before the first TV debate of the #GE2019.

You can watch it tonight at 8pm on ITV.#RealChangepic.twitter.com/6Z3Kc14sl8

— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 19, 2019

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Ahead of the debate, Boris Johnson took to the boxing ring:

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