MPs vote in favour of snap General Election

By Sam Cooper | 19/04/2017 0 comments

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election
The Palace of Westminster

BRITAIN will go to the polls for a snap general election after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan.

The poll will be held on June 8 after MPs voted by 522 to 13 votes in favour of the motion in the House of Commons this afternoon (Wednesday).

Mrs May said she wanted to secure the backing of the British people for her Brexit negotiations.

The next general election had been expected in 2020, but the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows for one to be held earlier if two-thirds of MPs back the move.

See this week’s Advertiser to find out if the borough’s three Rotherham MPs are standing again.


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