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Broadcasters should create new proposals for pre-election TV debates says Nick Clegg

Broadcasters looking to organise televised party leaders’ debates in the run up to the election need to bring forward “other proposals”, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said.

Speaking this morning on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show, Clegg commented: “The broadcasters need to come forward with other proposals because clearly the current ones I’m not wildly happy about because it excludes me as a leader of a governing party – so they need to come forward with proposals".

As it stands David Cameron has refused to sign up to the current format, which consists of three debates: one between the prime minister and leader of the opposition, one three-way including Clegg, and another featuring Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage.

Earlier this month Cameron said he will not take part in TV debates ahead of the general election unless the Green Party is also included.

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