Just after 11:00 AM on Tuesday April 18th, PM Theresa May announced plans to conduct a general election on June 8th. This would ultimately mean that the general election shall come three years earlier, than expected.
The Announcement & Theresa May’s Input
Upon the results of the EU Referendum last June, many believe that the future of Britain is up in the air. However PM Theresa May does not believe so, as she stated the following “After the country voted to leave the EU, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership. Since I became prime minister the government has delivered precisely that”– The Guardian Newspaper Online.
In addition to this she also claimed that the conflicting issues cited by both Labour and the Liberal Democrats shall appose the final agreements made, as Britain negotiate their exit from the European Union. Thus she has seemingly reluctantly proposed a snap election to allow the British public to decide the political direction.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Response
The leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the announcement and prospect of an early general election. He also claimed his MP’s would support the commons proposed motion. Corbyn also stated the following “In the last couple of weeks, Labour has set out policies that offer a clear and credible choice for the country. We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain.”– The Guardian Newspaper Online.
None the less it shall be more than interesting to see where Labour and Jeremy Corbyn stand come June 8th.
Current Standing Figures
The House of Commons is currently 650 MP’s strong. Here are the current figures of MP’s representing their active parties.
- Conservative: 330 MP’s
- Labour: 229 MP’s
- SNP: 54 MP’s
- Lib Dems: 8 MP’s
*The remaining figure is completed of Independent and Minor Parties*
I shall be firmly honest with you, the reader. While I am not the most politically flushed individual, I do believe that this snap election shall be mildly important for this country. Also I believe that this election coming three years early also speaks out for something else, perhaps a change in power should be expected more so than ever.
To conclude, I cannot and shall not predict an outcome until the election results have been announced. This is because I am not one who can foresee any form of political forecast when it comes to an election, nor am I a betting man! Well that’s just my poorly formulated opinion.
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