Election Live: Party leaders set for TV clash

The leaders of the four largest Westminster parties are clashing in another TV set-piece.

The BBC is airing a two-hour episode of Question Time in Sheffield, where an audience will quiz Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for 30 minutes each.

The stage is set ahead of the event in Sheffield
The stage is set ahead of the event in Sheffield (Jeff Overs/BBC/PA)

6.50pm

Mr Corbyn struck a determined tone as he arrived at the venue.

6.45pm

Labour candidate for Hemsworth Jon Trickett posted footage of Jeremy Corbyn supporters gathered outside the Octagon in Sheffield ahead of the programme.

6.30pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “excited” ahead of the event, while Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson was pulling no punches.

Meanwhile, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did her homework on the way.

Getting some prep done on way to Sheffield for @bbcquestiontime leaders programme #GE19pic.twitter.com/FCBKalG7hF

— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) November 22, 2019

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