Joint Broadcaster statement on the Leaders’ Debates

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have received an email from the Prime Minister’s office with a proposal. The broadcasters are committed to providing our audiences with election debates. 22 million people watched the debates in 2010 and we believe the debates helped people to engage with the election.

The broadcasters have set out their proposals and continue to talk to all the relevant parties on an equitable basis.

We will respond to the Conservatives’ proposal in due course.