You put pressure on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to #DebateHer - and it's working

November 5, 2019 12:01 PM
By Liberal Democrats
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are running scared.

That was the message coming across when ITV announced an election debate at the end of last week - but only between the two tired old parties.

This is a stitch-up by Labour and the Conservatives. Two men having a cosy pro-Brexit debate and shutting out the woman leader of the strongest party of Remain. It's unacceptable, and we want to see it changed.

You agreed with us - over 35,000 people signed the #DebateHer petition over this weekend alone. Thank you!

In fact, earlier today, Sky announced they'd be including Jo in their own debate on the 28th November. That's in part thanks to pressure from people like you signing our petition!

The question now is simple - will Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate her?

People from across the political divide and outside of it have supported our campaign - including Anna Soubry:

Comedian Matt Forde:

Historian Dan Snow:

Holby City actress Catherine Russell:

Chancellor of the University of Kent Gavin Esler:

Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden:

And YouGov today published a poll showing 53% of the population in favour of Jo being part of the debate:

It's time for the leaders of the tired old Brexit parties and ITV to listen. Remain deserves a voice. Jo Swinson must be included in the TV debate.

Agree? Sign the petition now:

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