Theresa May Calls for General Election
Prime Minister Theresa May calls for General Election to take place on the 8th June 2017.
Theresa May made the announcement outside number 10 Downing Street earlier today, in a bid to further establish her party’s power in government leading up to Brexit. She 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 8.” Theresa May explained that despite months of Downing Street denying she would call one, that she had only come up with the decision “recently”.
Theresa May said “Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit, and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country”. As prime minister Theresa is trying to bring together Westminster in preparation for Brexit.
“We need a general election and we need one now. Because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done, while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin.” She added.
“The country is coming together but Westminster is not” Theresa said. Will her plan backfire?
The election has yet to be voted on by the Commons which is due to happen tomorrow, however this is largely viewed as a formality. And with Labour down in the polls, the bookies are currently confident that the election will only prove to strengthen the Tories hold in the Commons.