Four of the most senior female politicians in Britain have signed up to a live election debate on LBC.

Nicky Morgan for the Conservatives, Labour’s Harriet Harman, Lynne Featherstone representing the Liberal Democrats and UKIP’s Suzanne Evans will clash on Thursday April 9 at 7pm.

Chaired by Iain Dale, the 90-minute showdown will be broadcast from LBC’s brand-new high definition studios.

The first all-female broadcast debate of the election will cover the key issues of the moment and include questions from LBC’s audience.

The format also includes a strand called ’Ask Me Anything’ with each politician given the chance to quiz their rivals on any election issue.

James Rea, managing editor, LBC said: “For the next few weeks, the voters are in charge. LBC is putting them at the heart of the debate and I’m delighted that some of Britain’s leading female politicians have taken up the challenge.”

Harman said: “Women’s voices need to be heard in this election and this LBC women political leaders debate will be a big part of that.”

Morgan said: “Nine million women didn’t vote at the last election. I hope the four of us can use this debate to persuade them that voting can change things.”
Featherstone said: “The Lib Dems have made a real difference to women’s lives and I look forward to being quizzed on what we have achieved.”

Evans said: “It’s brilliant that LBC are holding this debate for women political leaders. I’m looking forward to it hugely.”

Last year, LBC successfully staged the first historic debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on Britain’s relationship with Europe.

The women leaders’ clash will be fully visual and interactive and made available to other broadcasters.

LBC has turbo-charged its political programming in the run up to May 7 to include a daily ‘Election Call’ with senior politicians where listeners can question them on their policies and pledges.

In the final two weeks of the campaign, breakfast presenter Nick Ferrari will hit the road in the LBC Battle Bus broadcasting live from the battleground seats that will decide the future of the country.

About LBC:

LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation) is Britain’s only national news talk radio station. It tackles the big issues of the day, with intelligent, informed and provocative opinion from guests, listeners and presenters, including Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, Ken Livingstone, David Mellor, Beverley Turner and Tom Swarbrick. LBC made history with ‘Call Clegg’, as the world’s only radio station with a Deputy Prime Minister as a host. Nick Clegg’s show, ‘Ask Boris’ and ‘Phone Farage’ allow the audience to hold politicians and people in authority to account. In March LBC hosted the first leaders debate on Britain’s future in Europe between Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. LBC reaches 1.3 million people across the UK, and Nick Ferrari hosts London’s number one commercial radio breakfast show by market share. LBC is available on DAB digital radio, online at, through mobile apps, Sky Digital Channel 0112, Virgin Media Channel 973, Freeview channel 732 and on 97.3FM in London.

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