MPs clear way for general election on June 8

Wednesday April 19th 2017 at 3:04 PM

Ballot-box-genericBritain will go to the polls on June 8, after MPs cleared the way for an early general election.

Theresa May easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward from the scheduled date of 2020.

With the Prime Minister needing the support of 434 MPs – two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons – some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against.

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