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BBC partners with Twitter to livestream election specials

Marks the first time the BBC has partnered with Twitter in this way

The BBC is partnering with Twitter for the first time to live-stream five special programmes in the run-up to the General Election on 8th June.

The five specials will be the BBC Election Debate on 31st May, the two Question Time Leaders Specials on 2nd and 4th June, the Newsbeat Youth Debate on 6th June, and the Election Night Results Special on 8th June.

The live-streams will include real-time curated tweets in order for the viewers to see immediate commentary from BBC pundits.

Audiences can watch the debates on via and follow the conversations using the #bbcdebate #bbcqt and #bbcelection hashtags.