General election 2017: SNP MPs abstain in Commons vote - BBC News

SNP MPs abstained as the House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the prime minister's plan for a snap general election. MPs voted by 522 to 13 in favour of Theresa May's proposal to hold a general election on 8 June. Mrs May has argued an election ...

Theresa May says no to general election TV debates - BBC News

Theresa May will not take part in TV debates ahead of the planned general election, she has told the BBC. The prime minister told BBC Radio 4's Today she preferred "to get out and about and meet voters". ITV has become the first broadcaster to confirm ...

May wants a hard Brexit without scrutiny. It's Labour's job to stop her getting it - The Guardian

'After 9 June an increased Tory majority would be used as a daily justification for branding those who challenge the PM's vision as 'enemies of the people'.' Photograph: Alamy. General election 2017 · Opinion ...

ITV to host pre-election debate amid calls for 'frit' May to be empty chaired - Herald Scotland

ITV has confirmed it will host a leaders' debate during the general election campaign, despite Theresa May's insistence that she will not take part. Mrs May faced taunts of "frit" from Labour backbenchers at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of ...

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election - Bangladesh News 24 hours

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on for the early election, saying it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union. Reuters photo taken on Apr 18, 2017.

British parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election - Stuff.co.nz

Prime Minister Theresa May said an early election would strengthen her in Britain's divorce talks with the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with ...

The 13 MPs who voted against an early general election - Daily Mail

Thirteen MPs – including nine Labour – voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's motion calling for an early general election. This included Labour's Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley), Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley), Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme), Jim ...

The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election - Waterloo Record

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves Bute House in Edinburgh Tuesday April 18, 2017 . Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early general election for June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s exit ...

These are the 13 MPs who voted against holding a general election in June - International Business Times UK

MPs have voted overwhelmingly to back Theresa May's calls to hold a general election on 8 June by 522 to 13. The 509 majority is well above the two-thirds backing from MPs needed for the motion that there should be an early general election to pass in ...

UK lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election - Daily Mail

LONDON (AP) - British lawmakers voted by a resounding 522 to 13 on Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election on June 8. The result easily surpassed the two-thirds majority of the 650 lawmakers needed to trigger an early ...

Why British PM Theresa May called for a snap election in June - DailyO

For the third consecutive year, the British will be having a national vote, following Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a general election on June 8 – subject to her getting the required approval from Parliament to do it earlier than the ...

UK Parliament Approves Theresa May's General Election Call - New York Times

Prime Minister Theresa May called for elections on June 8, reversing numerous pledges that she would wait until 2020. Credit Daniel Sorabji/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. LONDON — The British Parliament on Wednesday approved Prime Minister ...

MPs back May's snap election, sending Brits to the polls on June 8 - Ars Technica UK

Updated, April 19: MPs have passed a motion in favour of a General Election on June 8—after prime minister Theresa May took everyone by surprise on Tuesday by asking the nation to go to the polls again a little over two years since the Tories, under ...

Theresa May's early election plan overwhelmingly backed by MPs - Mirror.co.uk

MPs have overwhelmingly backed Theresa May's plan to hold an early election on June 8th. The Tory leader announced her intention to go to the polls yesterday, in a surprise announcement on the steps of Number 10. Making her pitch to the House of ...

LATEST: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn trade blows before vote to confirm June 8 poll - BreakingNews.ie

UPDATE 1.40pm: Theresa May has promised to deliver "a strong economy, strong defence and strong, stable leadership" if Conservatives win the snap election. Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons shortly before MPs vote on her plans for ...

ITV are holding a live TV election debate - but will Theresa May chicken out? - Mirror.co.uk

ITV plan to hold a live election debate ahead of the general election - despite Theresa May's refusal to go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn . The Tory leader has been slammed for repeatedly refusing to take part in TV debates, after she announced a ...

EU says Brexit negotiations will start after British election - Moneycontrol.com

The European Union's "real political" negotiations on Britain's exit from the bloc will start after the snap British election in June, an EU spokesman said today. EU says Brexit negotiations will start after British election. The European Union's "real ...

Podcast: Corbyn's Labour faces 'decade' in wilderness - Irish Times

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour could emerge from the forthcoming general election in third place behind the Liberal Democrats in terms of vote share, according to one of the UK's leading political scientists. Speaking on Wednesday's Inside Politics podcast ...

Jeremy Corbyn: Election should be about schools and hospitals... not just Brexit - Evening Standard

Jeremy Corbyn today sought to turn the election spotlight onto schools, hospitals and the economy rather than just Brexit. He pledged that Labour would make Britain a country “for all” and not “run for the rich”. At the start of his General Election ...

Labour can win this election – if we all join the fight - The Guardian

Since Theresa May announced her call for a general election yesterday, thousands of people have joined the Labour party – not just because they are disgusted at what the Tories are doing to our society, but because they know that this election is a ...