A petition calling for leaders’ TV debates to become a “regular fixture” during general elections is to be discussed in Parliament.

MPs will debate the petition on Monday, after it secured the 100,000 signatures required for it to be considered.

It calls for an independent commission to be set up to take things “out of politicians and broadcasters’ hands”.

Three debates were held in 2010 but numbers have dwindled since and Theresa May declined to participate in 2017.

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