TV leaders’ debate live: Latest news and analysis as the seven party leaders debate each other live on ITV


Julie Etchingham prepares to take charge of the debate in which the seven party leaders will do battle

The leaders of Britain’s seven political parties have gathered in Manchester for the only head-to-head debate of the campaign.

The leaders of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Ukip, Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru are taking part.

In a two-hour session, leaders will discuss the NHS, immigration, the economy and the future of Britain’s political system.Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister David Cameron during the 7-way debate

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