Parliament confirms general election will take place in December

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A GENERAL election will be held in the United Kingdom on December 12, it has been confirmed.

The UK public will go to the polls at the end of the year after the House of Commons voted in favour of an election.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons. Picture: PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons. Picture: PA Wire

Earlier today, the SNP and Liberal Democrats pledged their support for a general election, before Labour also publicly agreed to an election before lunchtime.

Politicians from all parties have said in the past that a new parliament is the key to breaking the ongoing Brexit deadlock.

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An amendment was put forward by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for the date forward to December 9, but this was voted down 315-295.

More to follow.

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