Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June “To Make a Sucess of Brexit”

Prime Minister seizes opportunity as polls give her historic lead – but must secure two-thirds majority in House of Commons for election to go ahead

Theresa May has called for a general election to be held in the UK on 8 June. Here are the latest updates:

 

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The Prime Minister called for a general election to be held on 8 June, saying she had reversed her position on an early vote to ensure stability during Brexit negotiations.

For the election to go ahead, she must secure a two-thirds majority in a vote to be held in the House of Commons tomorrow.

A poll conducted for The Independent showed the Conservatives 21 points ahead of Labour on Saturday, as Jeremy Corbyn’s party continues to languish in the polls.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-announcement-live-updates-latest-general-election-resign-syria-military-health-uk-prime-a7688361.html

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See also The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/breaking-theresa-may-make-statement-downing-street-1115am1/

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Britain to go to the polls in just seven weeks as Theresa May stuns Westminster by calling a snap General Election to provide the ‘strong and stable leadership’ to deliver Brexit

  • Prime Minster announced she wanted an election from the steps of No 10 to ensure ‘strong leadership’ 
  • May must win a vote in the Commons tomorrow night but this is a formality as Corbyn has said he will back it   
  • The PM made the announcement of a June 8 poll came after a Cabinet meeting of her top ministers today 

Theresa May has announced a snap general election for June 8 to give Britain the ‘strong and stable leadership’ needed to deliver Brexit.

Mrs May said weakness in Westminster would limit her hand in the Brexit negotiations and she called the poll knowing an election against Jeremy Corbyn could hand her a huge Commons majority.

In her shock announcement, she blasted opposition parties for trying to frustrate Brexit and said she was not prepared to let them ‘endanger the security of millions of working people’.

Speaking on the steps of No 10, Mrs May said Britain needed strong leadership and insisted an early poll was the ‘right approach’ and in the ‘national interest’.

The most recent polls suggest Mrs May could get a Commons majority of 100 or more. She leads Jeremy Corbyn by more than 30 per cent when voters are asked who would make the best PM.

She said: ‘We need a general election and we need it now.’

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 from the steps of No 10 after meeting her Cabinet this morning

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on  from the steps of No 10 after meeting her Cabinet this morning

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Mrs May said weakness in Westminster would weaken her hand in the Brexit negotiations - knowing an election against Jeremy Corbyn could hand her a huge Commons majority

Mrs May said weakness in Westminster would weaken her hand in the Brexit negotiations – knowing an election against Jeremy Corbyn could hand her a huge Commons majority

In her shock announcement, she blasted opposition parties for trying to frustrate Brexit and said she was not prepared to let them 'endanger the security of millions of working people'.

In her shock announcement, she blasted opposition parties for trying to frustrate Brexit and said she was not prepared to let them ‘endanger the security of millions of working people’.

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Mrs May walked back into No 10 following her historic statement, which lasted about seven minutes 

Mrs May walked back into No 10 following her historic statement, which lasted about seven minutes

Mrs May’s election call was made in the knowledge a series of polls have shown the Conservatives with historic leads in a series of opinion polls. The most recent YouGov at the weekend showed a 21-point lead

The Premier made the announcement immediately after a long Cabinet meeting with her top team. MPs will vote on holding the election tomorrow.

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One Response to “Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June “To Make a Sucess of Brexit””

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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