MPs vote in favour of early General Election

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Prime Minster Theresa May's plea for an early General Election.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 1:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:22 pm
MPs have supported the Primie Minister's call for an early General Election.

They have this afternoon voted 522 to 13 in favour of her call for the nation to go to the polls on Thursday, June 8, rather than in 2020.

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Mrs May easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward.

The Prime Minister needed the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons.