BBC Question Time in Bristol sparks controversy over Green Party snub

The BBC’s main television political talk show sparked a new controversy tonight, because it arrived in Bristol but had no one representing the city’s biggest political party.

BBC Question Time is recorded tonight and broadcast on BBC1 tonight, with a guest panel from the Conservatives, Labor and Liberal Democrats, as well as a right-wing journalist and the head of Oxfam.

But Green Party figures nationally and in the city have described the program as a “gimmick” after no one from the party was invited to participate. The Green Party has the largest number of councilors elected to the City Council and one of them is the party’s national co-leader.

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The show is being recorded at around 8pm from the SGS College WISE campus in Stoke Gifford, and guests this week come from many parts of the country, as well as Bristol.

Labour’s shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry is taking part, as is Liberal Democrat Leveling Up spokeswoman Helen Morgan, who is an MP for North Shropshire.

The most local politician involved is Conservative Dr Andrew Murrison, who represents South West Wiltshire and is a junior defense minister. Fraser Nelson of The Spectator is also on the panel, as is Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam.


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