PM proposes snap general election
18 April 2017
The Prime Minister has called for a snap general election on 8th June. She has cited persistant opposition to the Government's Brexit strategy by other parties as the key driver for calling the election, stating: "If we don't hold a general election now, their political game playing will continue and the negotiations with the European Union will reach their most difficult stage in the run up to the next scheduled election."
A vote to hold the elections will be held in the House of Commons on 19th April, where two-thirds majority vote is required.