General election debate: Seven parties take part in ITV clash as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn skip encounter

Peter Stubley
EPA

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn both dodged the seven-way “leaders debate” on ITV on Sunday night.

The leaders of all major parties were invited to take part in the stand-off but Labour and the Conservatives were represented by shadow justice minister Richard Burgon and chief secretary of the Treasury Rishi Sunak.

They shared the stage with Jo Swinson for the Lib Dems, the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, ​Green Party co-leader Sian Berry and Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.

Among the issues discussed were the London Bridge terror attacks, Donald Trump, the NHS, social care and climate change.

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