Leeds Beckett hosts lively Question Time
23 March 2018
Top political programme Question Time was broadcast from Leeds Beckett University on Thursday 22 March.
The BBC’s flagship current affairs programme was filmed in the Great Hall in our James Graham building, just hours before being broadcast.
Issues hotly debated included Brexit, transgender rights and Russia. Hosted by David Dimbleby, the special edition of the programme featured an audience of under 30s only.
This audience member says that social media could be a good thing, but is too easy corruptible and raises concerns about the age of some of the youngest members of such sites #bbcqt pic.twitter.com/uXdzFTC91X— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) 22 March 2018
The panel included:
James Cleverly, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party.
Baroness Chakrabarti, Shadow attorney general and former director of civil rights group Liberty.
Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South who became the first SNP member to represent Glasgow South.
Paris Lees, journalist, presenter and transgender rights activist who was formerly voted number one in the Independent on Sunday's pink list of powerful LGBT people.
Peter Hitchens, journalist, author and Mail on Sunday columnist.