General Election 2019: Live updates as MPs vote to hold snap General Election in December 2019

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Boris Johnson and his government have brought forward a bill which would see a general election held in December. 

MPs will vote on the proposed bill this evening – and if approved an election would take place before the end of the year. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced this morning that he would be voting for an election. Follow all the updates tonight in our live blog. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire