TV broadcasters considering 'empty seat' for Theresa May after she refuses to take part in leaders' debate

Broadcasters are considering plans to “empty seat” Theresa May if she does not take part in televised leaders’ debate ahead of the general election in June.

ITV and the BBC have said they are planning to hold a debate for the leadership candidates, and each has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving a vacant chair in the place of the PM if she refuses to take part.

The Prime Minister has been accused by opposition leaders of “running scared” after she announced that she would not be doing television debates following her calls for a general election on 8 June.

An ITV spokesman told The Independent

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