Theresa May seeks General Election on 8 June

18 Apr

The shock move follows speculation the Prime Minister would call a poll to shore up her parliamentary position as Britain leaves the EU and with Labour’s dire position in the polls.

Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, introduced under the last coalition government, the next election was not due until 2020.

However, a poll can be called before then if backed by two thirds of MPs or if there is a no confidence vote in the Government.

She is to table a motion in the House of Commons on Wednesday and has called on MPs to back an election.

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