Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she wanted a "mandate to complete Brexit", as MPs looked set to approve her bombshell call for a snap general election in June.
The majority of 509 votes gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May her two-thirds majority, which is required to call an election under the Fixed Term Parliament Act.
"I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster not division", she said as MPs debated in Parliament.
And with the support of both Labour and the Liberal Democrats the Prime Minister was easily able to secure more than the 434 votes she needed as the SNP abstained.
Britain's most recent general election was in 2015 and before the April 19 vote, the next one was to have been held in 2020.
Mrs May replied: "I know it's taken you a little time to get the hang of these Prime Minister's Questions but I have to say to you that week in, week out you stand up and ask me questions and I respond to those questions".
Mary Creagh, who contended the Labour leadership race which led to Jeremy Corbyn being elected, is also vulnerable, with a 2,613 majority in her Brexit-leaning Wakefield constituency.
As such, the next ballot was due to be held on May 7, 2020.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Wednesday: "We have an interest ... in predictability and reliability, because we want to get this process done in the prescribed period of time and above all because we don't need upheaval in this negotiating process - either at the beginning or the end".
The prime minister urged voters to give her "the mandate to speak for Britain and to deliver for Britain".
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Despite the PM ruling out TV debates, Corbyn used PMQs as an opportunity to challenge her into live discussions in ahead of the snap election on June 8.
Mrs May could also be ready to ditch promises made in David Cameron's 2015 general election manifesto, such as the commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on foreign aid.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell dismissed the polls that showed Labour lagging far behind and accused Mrs May of breaking the public's trust over her volte face on a snap election.
"Every vote for the Conservatives will make it harder for those who want to stop me from getting the job done", she said.
Brexit will dominate the campaign, with Ms May, who took office after David Cameron resigned following the European Union vote, seeking public backing for her plan to pull Britain out of Europe's single market.
Meanwhile, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg confirmed that he will fight to retain his Sheffield Hallam seat for the Liberal Democrats.
She says an early election would provide "certainty and stability" in the negotiations, which will now start after the vote.
May is adamant she will not take part in a televised debate in the run-up to the vote, despite numerous MPs calling for her to do so.
"The UK elections do not change our EU27 plans", Preben Aamann, a spokesperson for European Council President Donald Tusk, said in a statement on Tuesday.
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