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Snap elections and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act: what happens next? - The Guardian

Coalition introduced five-year parliaments but act allows for early elections if two-thirds of MPs vote in favour. Latest updates: May announces general election · Peter Walker, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot. Tue 18 Apr 2017 06.40 EDT Last modified on ...and more »

Just who exactly is playing games? Theresa May and political opportunism - The Conversation UK

For the second time in less than 12 months, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has performed a breathtaking political U-turn. This first took place in June 2016 when she transformed from solid Remainer to fervent Leaver – all in the name of securing ...and more »

Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: she'll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier - The Conversation UK

So Theresa May, it turns out, is only human. After months of denying she was going to do it, the British prime minister decided to call an early general election – first and foremost because she knows she's going to win. Indeed, she's not just going to ...and more »

How to register to vote: Do I need to register again? Am I already registered? Everything you need to know - The Independent

The time left for UK voters to register for the upcoming general election is fast disappearing. Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST on Monday 22 May to register online, and postal vote applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. More than ...and more »

Theresa May calls for general election to secure Brexit mandate - The Guardian

Theresa May has stunned Westminster by demanding a snap general election on 8 June that she hopes will turn her party's clear lead in the opinion polls into a healthy parliamentary majority and secure her Conservative vision for Brexit. The prime ...and more »

EU leader: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit - The Guardian

Exclusive: European parliament president Antonio Tajani says process could easily be reversed if election brings in new British government. • General election 2017 - live updates · Dan Roberts and Lisa O'Carroll. Thu 20 Apr 2017 13.24 EDT First ...and more »

Theresa May calls snap election in bid to strengthen hand in Brexit talks - Financial Times

Theresa May dramatically seized the initiative on Brexit on Tuesday by calling a snap general election on June 8, as she sought a direct mandate for her plan to deliver a smooth British exit from the EU. The pound rose on expectations that the prime ...and more »

Election 2017: how the main parties shape up ahead of snap vote - The Conversation UK

Theresa May's announcement, calling for a general election on June 8, 2017, caught virtually everyone by surprise. May has repeatedly rejected calls for an early election since becoming leader of the Conservative party and prime minister, which made ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn rules out second Brexit referendum - The Guardian

Labour leader says public vote on eventual deal will not be in manifesto after initially refusing to dismiss the idea. • General election 2017 - live updates · Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot. Thu 20 Apr 2017 10.12 EDT First published on Thu 20 Apr 2017 ...and more »

Theresa May's general election statement in full - BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call a snap general election on 8 June. Here is the statement she made outside Number 10 in full: "I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet, where we agreed that the government should call a ...and more »