Residents in Renfrewshire are being invited by the BBC to be part of their studio audience in their Debate Night show.

The political TV discussion show is travelling to Johnstone on February 14 and want people of all backgrounds to share their personal stories and opinions.

Stephen Jardine, presenter at the BBC, said: "We want people from all walks of life. You might be a parent, a carer or a student? Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker? Retired, self-employed, unemployed or just starting out in the workplace - we need you.

"It’s your questions, stories, experiences and opinions that lead our discussion - so we couldn’t do it without you."

To apply for free tickets, log on to and click on ‘Apply to the Audience’.

With the prospect of a UK general election, Jardine said the debate provides a platform for the public to put forward questions to decision-makers and public figures in the country.

The panel includes different personalities, with recent members including authors Val McDermid and Alex Grey, musicians Ricky Ross and Pat Kane, columnists Hugo Rifkind, Jim Spence and Ayesha Hazarika, former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney among others.