EU Referendum Question Time specials and youth debate panellists
BBC One will screen two special editions of Question Time in the run up to the EU Referendum, putting leading advocates of the case to remain and the case to leave the European Union directly in front of a live audience.
In the first of the two programmes, the Justice Secretary Michael Gove will answer questions on the case to leave the EU to a Question Time audience in Nottingham. This programme will broadcast on Wednesday 15 June.
Four days later, on Sunday 19 June, the Prime Minister David Cameron will take questions on the arguments to retain EU membership. This programme is live from Milton Keynes.
Question Time will be moderated by David Dimbleby, and both programmes will be screened in the early evening to reach as wide an audience as possible.
The BBC is also announcing today the make-up of the panel for its first peak time debate – ‘How Should I Vote? The EU Debate’ which takes place in Glasgow this Thursday evening.
Presented by Victoria Derbyshire, this programme is aimed at younger voters, and the audience comprises 18 to 29 year-olds. The audience members will be able to ask panellists questions, and challenge them on the issues that are of particular interest to them ahead of the EU Referendum.
Representing the Remain camp will be Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party MP for Gordon and former First Minister of Scotland, and Alan Johnson, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, and former Home Secretary.
On the Leave side of the argument will be Liam Fox, Conservative MP for North Somerset and former Secretary of State for Defence, and Diane James, UKIP MEP for South East England and their spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs.
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Notes to Editors
‘How Should I Vote? The EU Debate’ is on BBC One at 8pm on Thursday 26 May.
Question Time EU Referendum Special with Michael Gove is on BBC One at 6.45pm on Wednesday 15 June.
Question Time EU Referendum Special with David Cameron is on BBC One at 6.45pm on Sunday 19 June.
These programmes are being produced for the BBC by Mentorn.