A group of British YouTubers and celebrities have teamed up with political engagement charity Bite The Ballot to grill the leaders of the UKs biggest political parties in the run-up to the general election.
Leaders Live will be produced by ITV News and live streamed on the Bite News YouTube channel.
The audience will be made up of YouTubers and celebrities with questions being taken from Twitter interactions. BBC Free Speech presenter Rick Edwards will moderate the interviews.
YouTubers promoting the cause include Ellen Rose, Jamal Edwards, James Hill, Hannah Witton and TenEighty writer Jazza John. The vloggers have all appeared in the Bite News Trailer and have promoted different policy areas in their own videos. Singer Eliza Doolittle also appeared int he trailer.
The leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, will be interviewed in the first Leaders Live stream. The Green Party have not been included in two of the big TV debates in the run up to the general election in May 2015.
The live streams will take place on the following dates:
Natalie Bennett (Greens) Wed 26 Nov 6-8pm
Topics: Education, Environment and Jobs/Economy
Nigel Farage (UKIP) Tue 2nd Dec 6 -8pm
Topics: the EU, Democracy and Migration
Ed Miliband (Labour) Mon 8th Dec 5-7pm
Topics: awaiting confirmation
Nick Clegg (Lib Dem) Tue 16th – 6-8pm
Topics: Health, Education and Jobs/Economy
David Cameron (Conservative) To be announced
Hannah Witton, who will be attending the live shows, told TenEighty:
“I am ridiculously excited for this. Just the fact that the party leaders have agreed to take part at least shows that they’re willing to hear the views of young people.”
“It’s a great way to show young people that politics does matter. And I’m looking forward to asking questions about education and the NHS,” she added.