How to rewatch the BBC general election debates

Sir Keir Starmer (left) and Rishi Sunak standing by lecterns during their debate on the BBC

The BBC's series of election debates has now finished.

It featured a head-to-head debate between Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer, two Question Time leaders' specials and individual interviews with party leaders, as well as special programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You can rewatch all of the programmes on BBC iPlayer:

  • 7 June - debate featuring the leaders of the UK's seven biggest political parties here

  • 11 June - Scotland Leaders' Debate here

  • 20 June - Question Time Leaders' Special featuring the Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and SNP leaders here

  • 21 June - Wales Leaders' Debate here

  • 26 June - head-to-head debate between Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer here

  • 27 June - Northern Ireland Leaders' Debate here

  • 28 June - Question Time Leaders' Special featuring the Green Party and Reform UK leaders here

As well as the debates, the BBC invited the leaders of the seven biggest political parties to be interviewed by broadcaster Nick Robinson.

The Panorama specials are available to watch back on iPlayer:

  • Rishi Sunak, Conservative Party

  • John Swinney, SNP

  • Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru

  • Sir Keir Starmer, Labour Party

  • Nigel Farage, Reform UK

  • Adrian Ramsay, Green Party

  • Sir Ed Davey, Liberal Democrats

How to follow the general election on BBC News

BBC News has a wide range of content planned to guide you through the campaign, right up to election night on 4 July.

Whether you are in the UK or overseas, its comprehensive coverage will be available across every platform.


Follow all the election developments on the BBC News website and app.

Daily live pages will bring you the latest from the campaign trail and you can follow General election 2024 for simple explainers and in-depth analysis from BBC News political correspondents and experts.

There will also be full live coverage of all of the BBC TV debates.

International users can access all BBC News election content on

On election night, you can follow the full results as they come in.

BBC News cameras and reporters across the country will feature on our live pages and video streams, so you will not miss a thing.

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Television and streaming

Laura Kuenssberg and Clive Myrie will host BBC News' election night coverage, along with BBC political editor Chris Mason and other experts.

The programme will be on BBC One in England, BBC Two in Wales and Northern Ireland, and the BBC News channel for audiences in Scotland and overseas.

Dedicated election results programmes on BBC One in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will be presented by Martin Geissler, Mark Carruthers, and Nick Servini respectively, with Anne McAlpine hosting a Gaelic-language election round-up on BBC Alba.

You can also keep up to date with the campaign through the BBC News Channel’s daily coverage and the Election 2024 livestream on BBC iPlayer.

Clive Myrie and Laura Kuenssberg
Clive Myrie and Laura Kuenssberg will front the election-night TV coverage [BBC]


The BBC News flagship Newscast programme has been rebranded as Electioncast for the duration of the campaign.

Adam Fleming and the BBC News political team will provide a daily update on all things election.

Audio-only political coverage will also be available on the “Election 24” stream on BBC Sounds and on smart speakers.

On election night, Electioncast will invite listeners to join their audience watch-along.

BBC Radio 4’s election-night coverage will be hosted by Rachel Burden and Nick Robinson.

For analysis, they will be joined by BBC News chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman.

Global audiences can follow events, with a mix of dedicated UK-election coverage and international news, through the BBC World Service.

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