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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 »

General election: What you need to know - BBC News

The UK will have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know. Ask a question▽. What is a general election? A general election is how the British public decide who they want to represent them in Parliament and, ultimately, run the country.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 »

Student voters: How to register for the 2017 general election - The Independent

The Prime Minister has called for a snap election to be held on June 8 this year, to allow her to “make a success of Brexit”. It's a crucial time for many reasons, and with just seven weeks allocated to secure voters, party campaigners are going to be ...and more »

Why an election offers the chance of a better Brexit - The Economist

FOR an event that was supposed to settle a big political question once and for all, last year's referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union has proved spectacularly disruptive. First it did for the government of David Cameron, who had ...and more »

Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June - The Guardian

Prime minister makes surprise announcement outside No 10, saying she has delivered stability after the Brexit referendum result • Theresa May announces UK general election - live · Anushka Asthana, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot. Tue 18 Apr 2017 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Theresa May rules out participating in TV debates before election - The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn says PM should not dodge debates, and Tim Farron calls for broadcasters to 'empty chair' her. Jessica Elgot and Jane Martinson. Tue 18 Apr 2017 13.20 EDT First published on Tue 18 Apr 2017 12.03 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »