GENERAL election's by law have to be held in the UK within five years of the last one.Here is all you need to know about when we are likely to next all head to the polls.A General Election is the chance for people in the UK to select an MP to represent their local area in the House of Commons.Normally there will be several candidates standing to be MP in each constituency, many of which will representing various political parties such as Labour or the Conservatives.The General Election vote will also determine who will be elected as the UK Prime Minister.The last General Election was held on June 8, 2017.General election's have to be held at least every five years in the UK.Previously elections could be called simply by the Prime Minister going to the Queen at any point within five years of the last one.But after the Fixed Term Parliament Act was passed in 2011 the five year gap was enshrined in law.The act states that general elections are to be held on the first Thursday in May … [Read more...] about When is the next general election scheduled for and how often are they held?
SINCE the last General Election in 2017 there have been plenty of voices asking for another one.Theresa May lost her majority in the snap election but is still Prime Minister. Here’s everything you need to know about how a general elections actually work.A General Election is the chance for people in the UK to select an MP to represent their local area in the House of Commons.Normally there will be several candidates standing to be MP in each constituency, many of which will representing various political parties such as Labour or the Conservatives.The General Election vote will also determine who will be elected as the UK Prime Minister.The last General Election was held on June 8, 2017.A snap election is an election that happens earlier than it usually expected.The next general election was not scheduled to take place until 2020 as the last one was held in 2015. Typically they are held every five years.Theresa May said, ahead of the last snap election, that an early election … [Read more...] about What is a general election, how is the Prime Minister elected and who’s allowed to vote in the UK?
Marriyum Aurangzeb says efforts to dissolve Balochistan Assembly part of conspiracy 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO:PID ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurganzeb has dismissed speculation that upcoming Senate as well as parliamentary elections might be postponed due to the ongoing political convulsion in Balochistan. “Despite all such rumours, Senate and general elections will be held on time,” said the information minister while talking to media-persons on Tuesday. In order to thwart the immediate political impasse, Sanaullah Zehri stepped down as the chief minister of Balochistan on Tuesday just hours before the provincial assembly was to take up a no-confidence motion against the embattled PML-N leader. Tahirul Qadri has come to solemnise Imran’s nikah, says Captain Safdar Many in the ruling camp suspect that the Balochistan crisis was a well thought … [Read more...] about Minister rules out delay in Senate, general elections
Register for our free newsletter A general election is more likely than a second referendum to determine the UK’s position on Brexit, the Scottish Labour leader has said. Richard Leonard said he is “almost certain” that the UK will leave the EU and that the challenge is to secure the best possible deal for working people. However, Mr Leonard said the way Brexit negotiations are going at the moment any deal is unlikely to command support at Westminster, which could lead to a general election. Appearing on BBC Good Morning Scotland he was asked in what circumstances he would endorse a second referendum on Brexit, an option which Scottish Labour Brexit spokesman Neil Findlay has said they are leaving on the table. Mr Leonard said: “My own view of it is that there will be a Brexit deal which will go to the Westminster Parliament, and they will decide whether or not that is a sufficient deal or not. “I suspect it will not command support, looking at the way … [Read more...] about Richard Leonard says general election more likely than second referendum to determine UK stance on Brexit
MORE than 24,000 attempts were made to access porn websites in Parliament in just four months last year, official stats reveal.Figures show 24,473 attempts were registered after the General Election in June till October — about 160 a day.There was a sharp increase in September, with 9,467 requests from the Houses of Lords and Commons.However, the number of attempts overall has been steadily declining since 2015.It comes after Theresa May sacked her No2 Damian Green over “misleading” statements he made about porn found on his office computer in 2008.Parliamentary authorities claimed yesterday that most attempts were accidental.Of the figures, which were released under the Freedom of Information Act, a spokesman said: “All pornographic websites are blocked by Parliament’s computer network.“The vast majority of ‘attempts’ to access them are not deliberate. The data shows ‘requests’ to access websites, not visits to … [Read more...] about More than 24,000 attempts to access porn websites were made in the Houses of Parliament since the general election