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66 Percent Of People Say They Will Vote In The General Election

66 Percent Of People Say They Will Vote In The General Election

Following yesterday's vote on a general election being held on 12 December, a LADbible Twitter poll has suggested that 66 percent of people have said that they will vote.

MPs last night approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to hold a UK general election with 438 votes to 20 - a majority of 418.

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Last weekend, MPs had voted in favour of Johnson's withdrawal agreement, but they rejected passing all the required legislation to make it happen by 31 October, saying there simply wasn't enough time.

Despite Johnson saying he'd be 'dead in a ditch' before he saw this happen - he still seems very much alive.

With the prospect of a 31 October withdrawal shelved, Johnson then went for his plan B, and announced he'd be going for a December general election.

Mind you, Boris Johnson can't just call an election whenever he wants; it has to be approved by at least two-thirds of Parliament.

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However, as you only need half of Parliament's backing to pass a bill, he decided to take that route instead - meaning MPs instead voted on a bill calling for a general election on 12 December.

When Jeremy Corbyn announced his party would be supporting a general election yesterday, he tweeted: "No Deal is now off the table so tonight Labour will back a general election.

Jeremy Corbyn wore a green tie to pay tribute to the Grenfell victims during today's PMQs. Credit: PA
Jeremy Corbyn wore a green tie to pay tribute to the Grenfell victims during today's PMQs. Credit: PA

"We're launching the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen.

"This is a once in a generation chance to build a country for the many, not the few. It's time."

A party spokesman said: "They have had the whip offered back to them, they have accepted the whip: they are Conservative Members of Parliament with the Tory whip."

And what about Brexit, I hear you ask?

Well, the UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 January 2020, but what happens in the lead-up to this will depend largely on the outcome of the general election in December - and judging on what's gone on so far, your guess is as good as mine.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, brexit

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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