BOURNEMOUTH West MP Conor Burns will be a panellist on BBC1’s Question Time tonight.

Mr Burns will be representing the Conservatives on the panel as the programme is broadcast from Leeds.

He will field questions from the audience and debate issues with Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, president of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron, UKIP’s communities spokesman Suzanne Evans and Simon Jenkins, columnist for the Guardian and Evening Standard.

The programme will be broadcast at 10.35pm.

He told the Echo: “It’s a big thing, I’ve never done it before but it was very flattering to be asked. You don’t know what the questions are going to be so you have to scour the news agenda and try and guess what might come up.

“I’m not your average party line MP – if I have a strong view on something and it deviates from the view of my party I’m not afraid to express it. But that said I’m with my party on most things.”