CNN to air through the night coverage of UK General Election on 7 May
London, 1 May 2015. CNN’s through-the-night coverage of the General Election will be anchored on location by Hala Gorani and Max Foster across the Thames from the Palace of Westminster, capturing all the drama of the closest election for generations.
Expert analysis will be provided by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and guests outside the Houses of Parliament.
Richard Quest will be live on one of London’s famous open-top double decker buses as it travels around key election locations in the Capital, picking up an eclectic and entertaining mix of guests en route.
Nina dos Santos will be at the big screen in the CNN London studio to crunch the numbers and see which party leader is heading to 10 Downing Street.
Correspondent Phil Black will be live in Edinburgh for what the polls suggest could be a momentous night for the Scottish National Party.
Online, CNN’s comprehensive coverage is gathered at cnn.com/ukelection. Alongside a mix of reports, video, statistics and comment, CNN has devised an interactive game allowing users to build their own coalition government. Using the latest poll data and the various parties’ policies – including their public stances on potential coalition partners – try to cobble together a majority government to become prime minister, and find out what that government’s policy priorities would be.
Tommy Evans, Vice President Newsgathering, EMEA at CNN International, said: “It’s no exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world will be on the UK on 7 May. This election has major implications for the future of the European Union, as well as issues such as global security. We’ll be covering all the angles, with high profile guests, and heavyweight analysis from our top correspondents. It should be a fascinating evening.”
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