Theresa May announces shock general election
On 8th June voters up and down the country will be taking to the polling station to vote for the next Prime Minister!
May announced the snap election at 11:15am this morning, contradicting all of her claims that she would serve until 2020. She previously said: “I’m not going to be calling a snap election. I’ve been very clear that I think we need that period of time, that stability, to be able to deal with the issues that the country is facing and have that election in 2020.”
In Mays shock U-turn in policy she explains she needs an election now because other parties are opposed to the government’s Brexit plans. She stressed the important of unity in Westminster and said that division could undermine the government's ability to secure the best deal for Brexit.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have both given their support for the election and the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has taken the opportunity to comment on the upcoming election. He addressed the public and said, "this election is your chance to change the direction of our country.”
David Cameron took to Twitter and said, “Brave - and right - decision by PM @Theresa_May. My very best wishes to all Conservative candidates. @Conservatives”
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