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UK election on BBC World News

In the run up to the UK General Election in early May, BBC World News has debates, news specials and seven hours of election night coverage.

For all of those who feel there is an imbalance of US election coverage on Australian TV, BBC World News is here to help.

In the run up to the UK General Election on Thursday May 6th, the BBC’s international news services will have access to live pre-election coverage including the next Prime Ministerial Debates.

The debate on international affairs between Gordon Brown (Labour), David Cameron (Conservative) and Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) will air at 5:00am AEST on Friday 23 April. The final debate, which focuses on the economy, will air on Friday 30 April from 5:30am.

On UK election night, BBC World News will show a live BBC News Special at 7.45am Friday 7 May.

David Dimbleby will host the programme, joined by Jeremy Paxman, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine and featuring a ‘Swingometer.’

BBC World Service will also broadcast a seven-hour election night special presented by Robert Lustig.

bbc.com/ukelection will provide up-to-date coverage, in-depth guides and a constituency tracker detailing the latest news and results.

4 Responses

  1. Since watching it on the BBC in 1997, i’ve had more than a passing interest and its always great coverage with Dimbleby, Paxman (Newsnight), Vine (host of Eggheads) etc. Loving the debates that Cam for PM wanted.

    The closeness of the result should make it even more interesting for those with an interest in UK politics. Just don’t mention the word “expenses”!

    Thank you for the article David.

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