Following the Prime Minister’s call for a vote for a general election in June some politicians are coming out in favour including the Liberal Democrats. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has not commented as yet.
Theresa May is way ahead in the polls and there is a chance that she may get a landslide victory, however nothing is certain and some politicians are warning of complacency and taking the electorate for granted.
Speaking outside number 10 Downing Street the PM said:
“I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the Government should call a general election to be held on the 8th of June. She indicated that Britain’s vote to leave the EU was something, which had played a part in the decision making process. She said Britain needed certainty and strong leadership. She said that since the referendum there had been record numbers of jobs created and economic growth on that has exceeded all expectations. She said the Government had the right plan for negotiating with Europe. May stated that Brexit was the way forward and that there could be no turning back. The PM said that but that the other political parties were opposed to Brexit. There should be unity here in Westminster but instead there is division. The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”
“If we do not hold a general election now their political game playing will continue. We need a general election and we need one now.”