General election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June poll

A UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap poll.

The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move.

The PM has argued a fresh mandate would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks and provide certainty for the future.

Jeremy Corbyn welcomed

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