The leftwinger's lifelong opposition to nuclear weapons has drawn severe criticism from within his own party, and he was heckled Friday for refusing to say whether he would launch a retaliatory strike if Britain were attacked. The premier has come under pressure as Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, narrowed the gap in the polls, turning an apparently unassailable Tory lead six weeks ago into a single-digit margin a week before the vote.
Mrs May was first up for a grilling, being forced to defend her record as Home Secretary and Prime Minister after being accused by voter Abigail Eatock of "broken promises and backtracking" - over deciding to call an early election and her social care plans - within minutes of the show starting.
Asked if he could guarantee that all or a proportion of the one million jobs would go to British workers, Mr Corbyn said after the speech: "They would obviously be for people looking for work, the vast majority will be for people coming out of our schools and our colleges and our universities, and we will not allow anyone to only recruit overseas for jobs here".
Patrick McLoughlin, the Conservative chairman, said after the debate: "Jeremy Corbyn wilted under pressure - he waffled on and on in meaningless soundbites without offering anything of substance".
One audience member demanded: "Would you use it as second use or would you allow North Korea, or some idiot in Iran to bomb us and then say oh we'd better start talking". He asked how the public could trust the Conservatives when no figures were given in the manifesto.
She said: "It would have been the easiest thing in the world for me having become the Prime MInister after the referendum when David Cameron resigned to say the next election is not until 2020".
"That's what I think is important in an election campaign - not politicians arguing amongst each other, but actually listening and taking questions from voters".
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Only about 34 percent said they believe he has a great deal or even a fair amount of respect for such institutions. According to the poll, 90 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents reported the same sentiment.
"If the prime minister has a very big majority she will be able to do what she likes, the bigger the majority, the bigger the reshuffle", an unnamed minister was quoted by the Telegraph as saying.
Mr Corbyn said: "When Labour talks about job creation we mean decent jobs, jobs which pay a real living wage, which people can get by on, and which give people a sense of pride and goal".
The Prime Minister promised further investment and a new Mental Health Act to end workplace discrimination.
On a slightly lighter front, a picture appearing in numerous morning's papers features Mrs May, Mr Corbyn and Mr Farron given a ghoulish makeover for an attraction at Thorpe Park.
The Labour leader said: "I'm very sorry this is not a debate, this is a series of questions".
She added she would continue to work for a Labour party that "once again can deserve your confidence".