Theresa May’s call for a snap election in June was backed by MPs as she kicked off the campaign by warning that Jeremy Corbyn is ‘simply not fit to lead’.
The House of Commons endorsed the PM’s plan for a June 8 poll by a massive margin of 522 to 13.
That is well over the two-thirds majority needed to overcome the Fixed Term Parliaments Act – which had dictated that the next election would be in 2020.
The PM explained that she had changed her mind because it would help in the coming Brexit talks.
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