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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett receives unlikely support from David Cameron in TV debates row

PUBLISHED: 15:32 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:32 14 January 2015

Green Party leader and parliamentary candidate Nathalie Bennett talks to sixth-form students at Camden School For Girls. Picture: Polly Hancock

Green Party leader and parliamentary candidate Nathalie Bennett talks to sixth-form students at Camden School For Girls. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, parliamentary candidate for Holborn and St Pancras, received backing from an unlikely source this week - Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

Mr Cameron told journalists last week that he will not take part in TV election debates unless the Green Party is included.

Under current plans, the Green Party would be left out of a proposed four-way televised debate on ITV between Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP.

Ms Bennett, of Somers Town, said the support was unexpected.

She said: “Cameron is obviously thinking of his own political interests but the reason why he’s able to hold this position is that he is right that the debates would be unfair if UKIP were included and we were not included.”

Ms Bennett added that it was “disappointing” that Cameron did not take part in online debates with young YouTube stars alongside the other party leaders last month.

The 48-year-old at least practises what she preaches, as she visited Camden School for Girls in Camden Town on Monday to engage sixth-form students with politics.

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