Watch live as Rishi Sunak faces Keir Starmer in second general election debate

Watch live as Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer face off in a second leaders’ debate, hosted by Sky News, on Wednesday 12 June.

The prime minister and the Labour leader will go head to head to win over voters ahead of the general election as they take questions from journalist Beth Rigby and the studio audience in Grimsby.

Wednesday evening’s debate comes after Mr Sunak unveiled a £17.2 billion package of tax cuts in the Conservative Party’s manifesto on Tuesday.

But with Labour’s poll lead stubbornly around 20 points, the Tory leader will be expected to come out fighting during Wednesday’s live broadcast to keep his place in No 10.

Sir Keir is expected to unveil his party’s manifesto on Thursday.

Despite the upcoming appearance on Sky News, Mr Sunak has revealed he was forced to go without Sky TV when he was younger.

In an interview with ITV recorded last week, which meant the prime minister left D-Day commemoration events in Normandy early, he said: “There’ll be all sorts of things that I would’ve wanted as a kid that I couldn’t have.

“Famously, Sky TV, so that was something that we never had growing up. It was lots of things but again, that’s my experience. What is more important is my values and how I was raised.”