Friday, 21 April 2017

Can Theresa May actually call an election? The official rules about fixed term parliaments

Theresa May has sensationally announced an early General Election on June 8th.
In a dramatic U-turn the Prime Minister said she has "reluctantly" decided Britain should go to the polls in just 51 days' time.
It comes less than a month after the PM's official spokesman categorically ruled out any suggestion of an early election, telling journalists: "It isn't going to happen."
Mrs May has herself consistently ruled out going to the polls before 2020 - and now faces accusations of "dishonesty" from rival politicians.
Labour MP Jess Phillips said: "So much for putting party before country"

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