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May calls for a snap election in June


On April 18, 2017, Theresa May decided to call for a snap election to happen on June 8, as a means to attain a Conservative majority on the Parliament.
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Theresa May calls for general election to secure Brexit mandate

Theresa May has stunned Westminster by demanding a snap general election on 8 June that she hopes will turn her party’s clear lead in the opinion polls into a healthy parliamentary majority and secure her Conservative vision for Brexit.

The prime minister made an unscheduled statement on Tuesday morning from behind a lectern outside 10 Downing Street, in which she recanted her repeated promise not to go to the polls before 2020.

She accused opposition parties of trying to jeopardise her government’s preparations for exiting the EU as she called for what would be a third nationwide poll in three years – while the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, responded by saying he would welcome the opportunity to fight an election opposing Tory austerity.

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Theresa May calls for general election to secure Brexit mandate. The Guardian.

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Published in 29/01/2020

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