Theresa May calls for snap General Election
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With polls currently giving the Tories a monumental lead over Labour, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an UK general election on June 8th. But there’s a catch. In order to succeed, she must secure a two-thirds majority in House of Commons for this election to go ahead. The vote is due to take place tomorrow. Ms May made the announcement of the impending election from the steps of Number 10 Downing Street, following months of favourable polls over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. “We need a general election and we need one now,” the Prime Minister stated. “I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8th.” She went on to explain that this election was only a conclusion that was reached “recently”, after months of Downing Street denying she would call one. Ms May has emphasised the need for a “strong” government before Britain can go ahead with Brexit talks with the European Union.
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