An enquiring debate as University of Birmingham hosts leaders debate

The rumoured location of the third leaders debate in Birmingham has been confirmed as The University of Birmingham.

The final debate. focussed on the economy, will be held in the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham at 8.30pm on BBC1.

Image of the Great Hall being prepared for the debate, reproduced from SKY News

The BBC announced that they would stage their show­piece in the Mid­lands as soon as the terms were agreed, how­ever spec­u­la­tion as to its pre­cise loca­tion has been ongo­ing until today’s announcement.

Both debates have met with erratic swings in the polls, which has led polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tors to sug­gest that the ninety-minute encounter this Thurs­day could be a deci­sive moment in polit­i­cal his­tory — with the econ­omy being placed firmly in the spotlight.

The choice of location in the beautiful campus of the University of Birmingham should provide a great advertisement for Birmingham, which has been thrown down the challenge by Bristol of shaking off it's grim image, and should highlight the great civic pride and diversity of Birmingham and it's citizens.

Yes, Bristol romped home in the battle of the Prime Ministerial debate cities, leaving Manchester, host last week, trailing miserably behind.

And with the final debate in grim Birmingham next Thursday, it is clear that Bristol has an unassailable lead.

The other contest saw Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg hoping to repeat the confident performance in the first debate that turned this election upside down.

Bristol was bathed in glorious sunshine all yesterday, and the harbourside area looked like a lovely place to while away an afternoon, Never mind politicians, Bristol is real winner


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