BREAKING: May asks MPs for early General Election

THERESA MAY today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8. The Prime Minister used to a statement in Downing Street to set out the case for going back on her previous pledge there would be no election ahead of 2020.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/breaking-may-asks-mps-for-early-general-election-1-8497967

Yorkshire MPs react to May’s snap General Election call

HERE’S what Yorkshire MPs are saying about Theresa May’s surprise decision to seek an early General Election.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-mps-react-to-may-s-snap-general-election-call-1-8498409

South Yorkshire politicians react to surprise snap General Election announcement

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-politicians-react-to-surprise-snap-general-election-announcement-1-8498635

Theresa May’s general election statement in full

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call a snap general election on 8 June. Here is the statement she made outside Number 10 in full:

“I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet, where we agreed that the government should call a general election, to be held on 8 June.

“I want to explain the reasons for that decision, what will happen next and the choice facing the British people when you come to vote in this election.

“Last summer, after the country voted to leave the European Union, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership, and since I became prime minister the government has delivered precisely that.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39630009

Theresa May announces snap General Election for June 8

PRIME Minister Theresa May will hold a snap general election on June 8.

Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, introduced under the last coaltion government, the next election was not due until 2020.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,theresa-may-announces-snap-general-election-for-june-8_22294.htm

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5 Responses to BREAKING: May asks MPs for early General Election

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    She beieves that the Conservatives are the only party with a good strategy for the EU withdrawal negotiations and so they’ll get voted in again, or, being cynical, it could be a way of stalling the whole process so that we miss deadlines and end up not being able to withdraw from the EU (which is what the Conservatives wanted after all). 😛

    Either way, it’s going to be more a strategic vote for many of us who usually vote for ‘smaller’ parties even though you know they will not gain overall power. This time, it’s going to be more ‘who can I trust to get the EU negotiations right’.
    I also think it’s going to be difficult for MP’s who voted ‘Remain’ in Brexit constituencies and vice versa.

    If TM reneges on her commitment to formally take Britain out of the EU she-and the Tories-will be kicked out of office.

    • Time for a change says:

      I agree with you Colin,in the bigger picture its just another step to stop us getting out of the EU,and the one world goverment.

  2. Timawells says:

    I don’t trust May to deliver unless UKIP is holding their feet to the fire. However, this makes me think that May is concerned about Conservatives being investigated for electoral fraud in the last election. How Nigel Farage didn’t get elected when Thanet is a UKIP controlled borough, is beyond me.

  3. Real labour says:

    Wonder if any of our local MPs bail out.

    Baron is a joke and on big drug companies payroll. Healy lost trust of labour left ages ago and treading water.

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