General election 2024: Sky News reveals coverage plans as UK prepares to head to the polls | Politics News

As the UK gears up for a general election, Sky News is all set to cover the event, following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a July 4 polling date.

Experienced journalist Kay Burley will helm the all-night broadcast, Election Night Live, from Sky Sports’ advanced 360-degree studio, also home to Monday Night Football.

Expert commentary will be lent by Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester’s mayor and ex-Labour MP, and Baroness Ruth Davidson, the former Scottish Conservative leader.

Joining Burley, a veteran of eleven general elections, will be Sky News’ esteemed political editor Beth Rigby, Sunday show host Sir Trevor Phillips, and the knowledgeable data and economics editor Ed Conway.

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The Sky News team features prominent figures including deputy political editor Sam Coates, Sophy Ridge, Kay Burley, Beth Rigby, and Ed Conway.

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Conway will delve into live election statistics, utilizing the studio’s expansive LED flooring and walls for breakthrough analyses of the numbers.

Our team will escort viewers through the pivotal moments of the night, with innovative technology that elucidates the incoming data from multiple perspectives, guaranteeing a comprehensive narrative as events unfold.

An advanced, life-sized augmented reality representation of Downing Street will aid in announcing the exit poll results and the victor in the race for No. 10.

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The acclaimed Professor Michael Thrasher, bringing his statistical insight to Sky News since 1989, returns to analyze the election outcome.

When the UK wakes to the aftermath of the vote, Sophy Ridge, at the forefront of Sky’s Politics Hub, will bring updates from Westminster from 7am, dissecting the results.

Supporting Ridge will be deputy political editor Sam Coates and the well-informed Sky News contributor Adam Boulton, awaiting the announcement of the new prime minister.

Sky News will be at the forefront, providing firsthand reports from election counts nationwide and capturing the reactions of diverse candidates.

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Andy Burnham collaborates with Kay Burley for election night coverage
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Andy Burnham will bring his expertise to Kay Burley’s election night coverage.

Further details on our election night specials, insightful podcasts, and unique programming will be shared in the weeks to come.

Kay Burley reflects on her extensive election coverage journey, reiterating her dedication to delivering first-rate and precise updates, a commitment she’s held since Margaret Thatcher’s ascension in 1979.

Mr Burnham looks forward to lending his perspective to Sky’s election night analysis, combining his extensive political experience with fresh insights on what awaits the new government.

Baroness Ruth Davidson to offer guest commentary
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Baroness Ruth Davidson is set to contribute her analytical expertise on election night.

Baroness Davidson anticipates dissecting the various narratives of election night, with a particular emphasis on the impact of Scotland’s vote and providing her seasoned interpretation for the UK audience.

Sky News’ executive chairman David Rhodes commends the team’s previous success and looks forward to offering a grand-scale coverage of the general election, bringing unmatched expertise and comprehensive analysis to audiences through the most advanced broadcasting technology.

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