New Delhi, April 20: Britain is at the moment in the eye of the storm. From leaving European Union to merging with US against ISIS, UK now decides to call in early general elections. It’s been less than 12 months after deciding to quit Europe, Prime Minister Theresa May wants to bring in stability in the UK again by asking Britons to vote in the early general elections.
British lawmakers agreed to hold elections on June 8 at the request of PM Theresa May. She won the vote of 522 to 13 which shows strong relations she has maintained within the House of Commons.
On Tuesday, May had called for a snap election in a surprise announcement. She had said, holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country certainty and stability as it negotiates its departure from the European Union.
May's Conservatives currently hold 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats welcomed the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party called the election a cynical political ploy.
In an interview, May said her opponents in Parliament had sought to “frustrate the Brexit process,” but she conceded that she had suffered no defeats in the House of Commons on the issue. While, critics argue that she risks sacrificing her image as a straight player.