BBC Radio stations both nationally and locally will be covering the general election in depth, including election night special programmes.
Jim Naughtie and Emma Barnett will host live election night coverage on BBC Radio 4 through to the Today programme the following morning, with BBC Radio 5 live joining for a simulcast from midnight. In addition on BBC Sounds there will be short updates throughout the day with the latest news about the election.
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat will be touring the UK for six weeks in The BBC’s Travelling Living Room (a motor home). This will be a place where people can come and discuss the big elections issues with candidates and experts and will help younger audiences make sense of what is going on. Presented by Newsbeat’s Steffan Powell, the programme will broadcast live from different regions every Tuesday and Friday.
BBC Radio 2
Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, broadcasting from all four nations of the UK.
BBC Radio 4
During the election campaign, the Today programme will be travelling around the country and broadcasting from across the UK’s regions, and will be putting on special programmes in front of live audiences at universities.
World At One will be providing regular updates on the social media campaigns, sending Mark Mardell out for some extensive reporting from around the country and using Luke Jones to test policies out on listeners and voters in all corners.
Tim Harford hosts two election specials of More Or Less where he will dissect and explain the latest polling data, as well as the various numbers and statistics quoted by political parties during their campaigns.
Any Answers? will be extended by 15 minutes in the weeks running up to the election.
BBC Radio 5 live will hear from towns and villages across the UK. Listeners will be able to put questions directly to the party leaders in a series of Your Call specials with Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden, and senior party representatives will also appear on the Emma Barnett programme and Pienaar’s Politics.