BBC Three’s successful and provocative series, Free Speech, will welcome leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, to answer questions from a live studio audience of young people it was announced today (WEDS).

Produced by Mentorn Media, the makers of Question Time, host Rick Edwards will oversee the debate where the studio audience and BBC Three viewers choose the topics put to Clegg on November 4th at 8pm.

In the 2010 election under-25s were more likely to than any other group to vote Liberal Democrat and in 2014 polling showed a fall in their support according to a survey conducted by The Times Data Team.

Held at York Hall in East London, Clegg will answer questions from the audience of 16-34 year olds. Ahead of the programme, viewers can submit the questions they would like Nick Clegg to address through the Choose Our Questions page on Facebook – which can be found at www.FreeSpeechQuestions.co.uk

Presenter Tina Daheley will be gathering the Twitter, Facebook and website messages throughout the live programme to gauge the opinions of Free Speech viewers using the Twitter hashtag #BBCFreeSpeech.

Series Producer, Brendan Miller, said: “We pride ourselves in creating a forum for honest and impactful debate. Our audience is a section of society who often get ignored by politicians so this is the ultimate place for Nick Clegg to hear directly from young people about what genuinely matters to them on what affects their lives. And for our audience it is a direct platform to put their points to Nick Clegg.”

Free Speech is a co-commission from BBC Three, BBC Learning and BBC News and Current Affairs.

The Series Producer is Brendan Miller. The Executive Producers are Hayley Valentine and Mark Roberts for Mentorn Media; Abigail Appleton for BBC Learning and Fiona Campbell for BBC News and Current Affairs.

Mentorn Media can be followed on twitter: @MentornMedia and Free Speech on @bbcfreespeech

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