Brexit Briefing: General Election is approved by UK Parliament

UK Parliament votes for a General Election on Brexit
UK Parliament votes for a General Election on Brexit

Following yesterday’s post (18 April 2017) reporting on the call for a General Election by the UK’s Prime Minister (PM), Teresa May, the UK Parliament has debated the issues and voted with over the two-thirds majority needed with cross party support from the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.

As we, now, know the UK Parliament has voted by a margin of 522 votes to 13 with nine Labour MPs, three independents and one SDLP’s MP voting against the proposal.

Although Parliament will not be officially be dissolved until early May, campaigning is already under way.

It will be interesting to see how the environment features in the political campaigns over the coming weeks leading up to the General Election on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

To update on the latest General Election campaigns of all the UK-registered Political Parties, which currently have representation in the UK Parliament, Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies & the EU Parliament, please follow the links below:

Conservatives

Labour

Liberal Democrats

Scottish National Party

Democrat Unionist Party

Sinn Féin

Plaid Cymru

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Ulster Unionist Party

Green Party of England and Wales

UK Independence Party

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

Scottish Green Party

Green Party in Northern Ireland

Traditional Unionist Voice

People before Profit Alliance

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