General election 2017: May says it strengthens Brexit hand - BBC News

A snap general election will help the UK make a success of Brexit and provide long-term certainty, Theresa May says. Defending her decision to seek a poll on 8 June, the prime minister told the BBC she had "reluctantly" changed her mind on the issue in ...and more »

Facing parliament vote, UK's May says early election will boost her in EU talks - Reuters

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Downing Street, in central London, Britain April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth. 1/2. left. right. A union flag is seen near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan ...and more »

British Parliament Backs May's Plan for June 8 Snap Election - Fox Business

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. Continue Reading Below. May surprised allies ...and more »

Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit - Fox News

LONDON – The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country's exit from the European Union will be smoother than many had feared. While the vote increases ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Health: A key issue in the general election - BBC News

Health is always discussed on the doorsteps in general election campaigns. Labour has long seen the NHS as its defining electoral issue. The Conservatives have tried hard to demonstrate their commitment with pledges in recent years of above-inflation ...and more »

FTSE 100 ends lower, erasing 2017 gains as snap election looms - MarketWatch

Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether a snap general election will be held in June. By. CarlaMozee. Markets Reporter. VictorReklaitis. Markets writer. U.K. blue-chip stocks on Wednesday finished with losses and turned lower for the year, as ...and more »

Even Theresa May's Own Lawmakers Had No Idea About the UK's Snap Election - TIME

At 9.12am on Tuesday April 18, Britain's political journalists received an email informing them Prime Minister Theresa May was going to make an announcement outside her official residence at 11.15am. Unusually, there was to be no pre-briefing of this ...and more »

The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A silhouette of the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing Big Ben, centre, at dusk, in Westminster, London, Tuesday April 18, 2017. Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced Tuesday a snap general election to be held on June 8.and more »

'Risky bet or masterstroke?' World media on UK election - BBC News

The British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to stage a snap general election has been widely discussed in the European press, with some questioning whether the result is as predictable the opinion polls suggest. There is also debate as to whether ...and more »