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.
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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.
Theresa May announces snap General Election for June 8
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Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, introduced under the last coaltion government, the next election was not due until 2020.