General Election 2019 briefing: leaders clash over Brexit and NHS in first TV debate

The Prime Ministerial hopefuls were at loggerheads over a number of issues during an ITV debate which many have deemed inconsequential to the outcome of the election.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 4:14 pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn answer questions during the ITV Leaders Debate (Photo: ITV/Getty)

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the first televised debate of the election campaign.

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While Mr Johnson promised to “end this national misery”, Mr Corbyn’s focus was on stressing that Labour “get Brexit sorted by giving you, the people, the final say”.

Here is a run-down of the major talking points from last night’s debate.