In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a general election will take place on June 8th.
Speaking to the press on the steps of Downing Street, May explained that she was calling an election because other parties were opposing the government's Brexit plans, The Guardian reported.
The Prime Minister said she was 'reluctant' to call an election but said she deemed it necessary to 'remove the risk of uncertainty and instability'.
'Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit... If there is not an election now, game-playing will continue,' May stated.
May called for the opposition parties to accept an early election and then 'let the people decide'.
The last general election took place on 7th May 2015. Theresa May became Prime Minister following David Cameron's resignation after the UK voted to leave the EU last June.
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