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Thursday 27 Nov 2014

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Young Voters' Question Time becomes permanent fixture on BBC Three

Following on from the success of First Time Voters' Question Time in the build-up to the General Election, BBC Three will become a regular home for political coverage for young people with four new editions of the programme over the coming year.

Now called Young Voters' Question Time BBC Three will continue to cover political issues for the 16-34 year old audience – programmes that are simply not provided for young people elsewhere.

The first show will run in October to tie in with the Government's spending review announcement. The panel will confirmed nearer the time.

Danny Cohen, Controller BBC Three, said: "There was great vibrancy and energy to First Time Voters' Question Time in the run-up to the General Election, and we want to build on this and make political coverage – and young people's views on politics – a regular feature on BBC Three."

Young Voters' Question Time will be produced by Mentorn Media, makers of BBC One's Question Time.

Steve Anderson, Executive Producer for Mentorn Media, said: "This is an innovative programme which has really engaged audiences. It was a bold move by Danny and the BBC Three team to provide election coverage that addressed the concerns of young people, but the politicians responded and audiences came to the programmes.

"At a time of great political turbulence, with policy decisions affecting the lives of millions of young people, it's important that they can have their say on the BBC and hold decision-makers to account."

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