Theresa May slammed for no-show in noisy and ill-tempered debate

The Mirror claims the real loser of Wednesday night's debate was the Prime Minister, calling her party "leaderless and heartless" after she opted not to take part and send Ms Rudd as a stand-in.

"How dare you call a general election then run away from the debate?"

But in one of many bitter clashes between the Labour leader and the Home Secretary, a punchy Ms Rudd hit back: "The only question to consider is who should be in No 10 to steer Britain to a brighter future?"

"With the Conservatives' poll lead narrowing, and May vulnerable on the issue of social care, Corbyn's team believe the idea that May has ducked a debate will resonate with voters", The Guardian reports.

■ AMBER RUDD took part in the debate only days after the death of her father, according to reports.

Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, the foreign secretary said the prime minister was right to avoid the "nonsense" debate.

And Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said of the Prime Minister: "She won't turn up to these debates because her campaign of soundbites is falling apart".

Jeremy Corbyn looked to exploit the Prime Minister's absence from the live BBC programme, reversing a decision not to attend unless she did at noon yesterday.

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"Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government's conscious decisions on benefits?" asked Corbyn.

Singling out Mr Robertson over the SNP's calls for another independence referendum, she said: "I know that for Angus, there's no referendum result he will accept, every one seems to be wrong to him".

Mr Farron accused the Conservatives of running an immigration policy to "appease UKIP", and drew applause when he highlighted the case of an Asian doctor who was spat at and abused as he returned home after treating the injured in the Manchester bomb attack.

Mr Corbyn was more restrained towards the absent Prime Minister, but began by saying simply: "I am here".

The Labour leader said: "I utterly deplore the language that Paul Nuttall uses and the subliminal attack the whole time on people of Muslim faith".

The audience were very vocal when Ms Rudd asked voters to "judge (the Conservatives) on our record".

The YouGov prediction would leave Mrs May with 310 MPs - 20 fewer than at the time of dissolution of the last Parliament - while Labour are set to surge from 229 to 257 MPs on June 8 election, a gain of 28 seats in the Commons.

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