UK 2017 General Election

The Prime Minister Theresa May announced today (18 April) that she will ask Parliament on Wednesday 19 April to approve a motion to call for a general election on 8 June.

Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, this requires a two-thirds majority in the House of Commons.

As Labour’s Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has (perhaps foolishly) rushed to agree with this motion on behalf of his Party; as the SNP will see this as a way of consolidating its position in Scotland; and as the Lib-Dems are on a slight upward roll and will hope to win some new seats, the two-thirds majority looks very likely to be exceeded.

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The Queen’s Speech in the new Parliament is expected in late June.

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Published 18. April 2017 in News UK