522 MPs support May's snap poll proposal

Thursday 20th April 2017 05:59 EDT
 
 

Five hundred and twenty two MPs in the House of Commons supported Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal to have a snap general election on June 8, 2017. There were only 13 votes against the move.

She said her election campaign would be stability and smooth Brexit front. Though no final decision has been taken on the dissolution of the parliament, present indications are that it may be dissolved on May 3 midnight.

She said that she wanted to give people the choice whether they wanted her to lead the country through Brexit and beyond. She said: "We are determined to bring stability to the United Kingdom for the long term and that's what this election will be about. The decision facing the country will be clear. I will be campaigning for strong and stable leadership in the national interest with me as Prime Minister and I will be asking for the public's support to continue to deliver my plan for a stronger Britain, to lead the country for the next five years and to give the certainty and stability that we need."

May shocked the country on April 18 by announcing the snap poll. Nobody expected her to go for fresh poll so soon after the mandate to go for Brexit.


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