BREAKING: Theresa May calls for General Election to be held on June 8

Theresa May has announced her intention to hold a General Election on June 8.

Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 11:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:09 pm
Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020.

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But following a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street she said she would go to the country this year.