Katy Balls 14 March 2019 9:00 AM 14 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When a British government loses control over parliament, the natural remedy is to hold a general election. Why prolong everyone’s agony? But despite Theresa May having now failed twice to pass her signature Brexit deal, there is no sign she is willing to go back to the country. Jeremy Corbyn is keen for an early election to break the deadlock and others are beginning to agree with him. Asked this week what would happen if the government’s deal was rejected for a second time, a cabinet minister replied: ‘an election in two weeks’ time’. It’s a sentiment shared by Charles Walker, the vice chair of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories. Without a majority for a deal, he says, ‘as sure as night follows day there will be a general election within a matter of days or weeks’. Failure to hold an election, he says, … [Read more...] about How likely is an imminent general election?
Jeremy Corbyn indicated he will try to force a general election should Theresa May's Brexit deal be voted down once again. The PM is expected to put her agreement with the European Union before parliament for a third time next week after already suffering two humiliating defeats in the commons. Mr Corbyn today set out a firm stance on Brexit and raised the prospect of calling a confidence motion in the Prime Minister. Speaking to Sky's Ridge on Sunday, he said: "We've had one confidence vote already. "The government is apparently going to bring its proposals once again to parliament this week. I suspect they'll be defeated again, the whole process they are doing is running down the clock. "I think at that point a confidence motion would be appropriate. At that point we should say there has to be a general election." Pressed on if a defeat on the third meaningful vote would be the trigger to launch a motion he added: "We will obviously decide the exact moment." As … [Read more...] about Corbyn to push for general election if May’s deal fails again
THERESA May's grip on power is slipping by the day as her own MPs revolt over her handling of Brexit negotiations. After the PM's Brexit deal was trounced in Parliament, could another General Election really be on the cards? Here's the latest. Is another General Election on the cards? Downing Street is adamant an election won't happen but the PM may be forced to choose between calling one now or having one forced upon her later - if the Brexit deadlock continues. Theresa May is now looking to extend the UK's departure from the UK to June 30 - four months after the planned leaving date. MPs may be keen to avoid another election amid the Brexit chaos, though Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made calls for a fresh call. May can no longer face a no confidence vote from her own party until December this year, after narrowly surviving a motion against her. What other attempts were made for a General Election? When May's "meaningful vote" failed to get through Parliament on January 15, Labour … [Read more...] about UK general election odds 2019 – what’s the latest from the bookies?
WITH Brexit negotiation fumbling, divisions growing over the Irish border, and arguments over a second referendum, we could see polls opening much sooner. Here's what you need to know about the next time the UK goes to the polls, and the factors that could trigger a snap election... When is the next General Election? The next general election in the United Kingdom is scheduled for 5 May, 2022, under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. But, just as we saw in 2017, elections can be triggered sooner than expected, especially with the spectre of Brexit on the horizon. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded a general election in response to Theresa May's 149-vote Brexit deal defeat. But despite Corbyn’s call, the party doesn't appear to have any immediate plans to call for a vote of no confidence - after his failed several months ago. Labour and the Conservatives would also have to contend with the breakaway new Independent Group, who would currently win one in seven of the … [Read more...] about When is the next UK general election – and will Theresa May run?
Yle’s election compass aims to helps users see which candidates’ views align most closely with their own as the scene is set for a closely-watched general election. The tool is based on a simple algorithm that asks candidates and voters to respond to certain questions or claims before producing a match between users and candidates based on their answers.Election compasses are nothing new to Finland – they’ve been around for a couple of decades already and many voters rely on them, according to Ville Seuri, Yle content manager and election web producer. Young voters in particular are keen on the service. Research conducted by the Municipal Development Foundation KAKS (in Finnish) into the 2017 municipal elections found that the most important sources of information for under-35-year-olds were social media and the Yle election compass.Many pre-election developmentsSome voters in that study told researcher Sami Borg of Tampere University that they cast their … [Read more...] about Voting in Finland’s general election? Try Yle’s election compass first