Theresa May accused of being 'too scared' to defend her record after election debate no-show

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have been criticised for ducking a primetime election leaders’ debate and not being able to defend their policies live on television.

The Prime Minister was accused of being “too scared” to defend her record by Leanne Wood, the leader of Plaid Cymru, one of the five opposition leaders taking part in the ITV clash.

Ms Wood was joined by Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats, Caroline Lucas of the Green Party, Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP and Paul Nuttall of Ukip.

The politicians debated subjects ranging from Brexit to social care, the economy, education and the environment

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