Which political bigwigs will be on the Question Time panel in Chesterfield?

Question Time producers have revealed three panel members for the Chesterfield show.

Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 5:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 5:46 pm
David Dimbleby on the Question Time set.
David Dimbleby on the Question Time set.

Conservative MP and chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss, Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Liberal Democrats' leader Vince Cable will take questions from members of the public when the BBC's flagship political programme comes to the town for the first time on Thursday, April 19.

It will be filmed at the historic Winding Wheel and air on BBC1 at 10.45pm on the same day.

The show's other panelists are yet to be confirmed.

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Conservative MP and chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss.

David Dimbleby, who has presented the programme since 1994, said: "I am very much looking forward to bringing Question Time to Chesterfield for the first time.

"What really matters is that we have a lively audience who want to speak their mind.

"It's a chance for people in Chesterfield to get their voice heard not just by politicians, but right across the UK."

5 Question Time facts

Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott pictured with the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture from Facebook.

► Question Time began on September 25, 1979;

► It is is the nation's most popular political debate programme;

► There are approximately 100 people in the audience, selected to ensure political balance;

► Question Time hears from a range of voices and always has representation from the Government of the day and the official opposition party, as well as representatives from other political parties. The rest of the panel is made-up of political commentators and well-known public figures;

Liberal Democrats' leader Vince Cable.

► Audience figures for Question Time are usually around 2.7 million.

Conservative MP and chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss.
Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott pictured with the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture from Facebook.
Liberal Democrats' leader Vince Cable.