Jeremy Corbyn will send a stand-in for seven-way election debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) speaks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Central Lo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) speaks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Central Lobby as they walk back to the House of Commons after the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

After Boris Johnson decided to send a stand-in to the BBC's seven-way election debate on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn has opted to do the same thing

In their place will be chief secretary to the treasury, Rishi Sunak, for the Tories, and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour.

WATCH: Boris Johnson's debate stand-in asked: 'What's he scared of?'Johnson has also snubbed Channel Four by refusing to appear for their climate change-focused debate on Sunday night.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson and leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon will both feature in the debate.

Also due to take part are leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price, former leader of the Green Party and Green candidate for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas, and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice.

The debate is due to take place on BBC One on Friday November 29 at 7.30pm.


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