Keir Starmer responds to Rishi Sunak’s call for live TV election debates

Sir Keir Starmer says he will take part in televised election debates with Rishi Sunak.

The Conservatives are pushing for six TV debates, one each week of the campaign, but it’s expected Labour will commit to two.

Writing in The Telegraph, Mr Sunak claimed Sir Keir does not have the “courage” to face him.

That challenge was put to the Labour leader on Good Morning Britain on Friday (24 May), and he offered a clear response.

“We will have debates, of course. They are a tradition, a part of the electoral cycle,” Sir Keir said.

“I could do one, I could do one hundred, I know what he’s going to say.”