Sky News is expanding its political coverage ahead of the announcement of the new Prime Minister.
At the same time, Sky News’ key political programmes will return from their summer break to bring audiences in-depth discussion and analysis of all the latest news with live coverage from Downing Street and Westminster.
From Monday to Wednesday, Sky News will be bringing live coverage to audiences from Downing Street and Westminster as power is handed over from outgoing Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to his successor, either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak.
Ahead of that, Sky News’ slate of dedicated political programming will kick off from 8.30am on Sunday 4th September with Sophy Ridge on Sunday which will focus on the impending result of the Conservative Party leadership election.
Sophy Ridge’s The Take will return on Wednesday 7th September and on Thursday 8th September Beth Rigby Interviews… will also return to explore the result of the leadership election.
Further special programming on Sky News will cover the key moments for the new Prime Minster in their first days in office, including their first meeting with her Majesty the Queen on Tuesday – during which they’ll seek permission to form a government – and their first major statement as Prime Minister from the steps of Downing Street.
Announcing the line-up of coverage, Head of Sky News, John Ryley, said:
“This is a momentous week in British politics, where a new Prime Minister will take on an in-tray bursting with crunch decisions. Sky News will be live in Westminster and hearing from voters in key constituencies to bring our audiences the latest news, and analyse the impact this new government will have on households across the UK.”
Coverage of all these events will be available on the Sky News Politics Hub and will continue throughout September and October from the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences from 25th-28th September and 2nd-5th October respectively. Sky News will also be hosting pop-up radio stations at both party conferences.