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UK Premier May announces snap general election


2017-04-18

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on the 8th of June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.

There will be a vote in the House of Commons tomorrow to approve the election plan – the prime minister needs two thirds of MPs to vote in favour to hold a vote before the next scheduled election date of 2020.

May explained her change of heart on an early election.

May has also spoken to the Queen on the phone on Easter to let her know of the election plan.

She also got the full backing of the Cabinet before calling the election.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron called Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election “brave and right”.