Submitted: 19 April 2017
On 18 April 2017, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a snap general election will be held on 08 June. Today, on Wednesday 19 April, Mrs May put to the House the necessary motion to instigate the process. The motion, backed by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, passed with a majority of 522 to 13. Parliament will dissolve 25 days before the election date on 03 May 2017.