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?
Uk prime minister election
The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to undergo a reshuffle on Monday after a series of high-profile departures. According to government sources, several high-profile ministers should expect to be axed. While May did not comment on the reshuffle directly, she told the BBC on Sunday that "some changes do have to be made," and a Labour Party MP, citing information from colleagues in May's Conservative Party, told French news agency AFP that she would make the changes Monday. Ministers resign amid numerous scandals The news comes after May's confidante and Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green was forced to resign last month over a pornography scandal. Shortly before, Defense Minister Michael Fallon and International Development Minister Priti Patel stepped down in separate controversies. Fallon resigned in November amid wider sexual harassment allegations in Westminster, while Patel was forced to quit due to unauthorized meetings in Israel. Key … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected to reshuffle Cabinet
THERESA May’s future as Prime Minister and Tory leader is still precarious months after her election gamble failed and she suffered a series of mishaps during October’s Tory Party conference.Now she is desperately trying to wade through the “dirty dossier” scandal which has swept through Westminster. Here are the odds on the next Prime Minster and what would happen if she stepped down.Jeremy CorbynJeremy Corbyn has emerged as the favourite among most bookies as the nation’s youth gathers behind him.He has reached people across Britain in a way that Theresa May just seems unable to and it’s clear that the bookies are paying attention.The Labour leader will be looking to put more pressure on Theresa May in moves that could see her resign, but he is almost certainly going to be building up his campaign for the next general election. SunBETS have Jeremy Corbyn at odds of 3/1.Boris JohnsonForeign Secretary Boris Johnson is still a hugely popular figure … [Read more...] about Who will be next UK Prime Minister after Theresa May and what happens if she steps down – Latest odds from Boris Johnson to Jeremy Corbyn
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May surprised everyone by calling a snap General Election six weeks ago.But what is the 2017 election for and how is a new Prime Minister elected? Here's the lowdown...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 May 7, 2015.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 that reluctantly an early election is needed for "security and stability" for the years ahead.To vote in the general … [Read more...] about What is a general election, how is the Prime Minister elected and who is allowed to vote in the UK?
THERESA May has still not secured a deal with the DUP to help her form a government in the UK – with just 24 hours until the Queen’s Speech.The UK Prime Minister will set out her legislative measures for the coming two years tomorrow – but talks are still “ongoing” to get the support of the party’s 10 MPs.She needs them to vote with her to get her plans through the House of Commons after losing her majority in the disastrous general election.But having declared an agreement on a “confidence and supply” basis was done as long ago as last weekend, Downing Street was forced to concede no deal had actually been done.DUP leader Arlene Foster has been in London as Mrs May tried to hammer out a deal amid reports opposition parties will try to bring her down with a series of targeted amendments to the Queen’s Speech.Yesterday, Mrs May said she was still pushing for an alignment with the unionist party, after she held talks with Taoiseach … [Read more...] about DUP have still not agreed a deal with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to form a government – with just 24 hours until the Queen’s Speech
THE curtain will come down on Francesco Totti’s incredible 25-year career at Roma.An icon in his home city, around 70,000 fans are expected in attendance for his final match against Genoa — and their average has been 40,000.Totti made his debut as a 16-year-old on March 28, 1993 against Brescia — with the likes of Gheorghe Hagi and Claudio Caniggia on the pitch — and is still at the club past his 40th birthday. Keep up to date with ALL the Roma news, gossip and transfers on our club page How much has the world changed in the last quarter of a century?Here, we take a look back.In football, less than a year before the Italy legend made his bow, there had been a major rule change which stipulated goalkeepers could no longer pick the ball up after receiving a pass direct from one of their own players.Barcelona were reigning European champions for the FIRST time in their history in the final edition before the introduction of the Champions League.A solitary … [Read more...] about Francesco Totti made his professional debut for Roma in 1993: Bill Clinton was US President, John Major was Prime Minister and Leeds were English champions
FIVE candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister from across the Tory party.As voting gets underway here are the key facts about each of the MPs taking part in the Conservative leadership contest: Theresa May, 59The current Home Secretary, who has been in place since 2010, is the favourite with bookmakers to enter Downing Street and has by far the most nominations from her Commons colleagues.She was born in Eastbourne, the daughter of an Anglican vicar, and read Geography at Oxford University before starting her career at the Bank of England, and becoming the MP for Maidenhead in 1997.Her big moment came in 2002, having been made the first female chair of the Conservatives she told its conference they are seen as the “nasty party” - while wearing a pair of now-famous leopard print kitten heels.Sometimes labelled the ice queen of the Cabinet, she is not part of David Cameron’s inner circle, but has impressed with her … [Read more...] about Who are the five candidates who want to become the next Tory leader and the UK’s Prime Minister?
Deceased British Prime Minister Edward Heath would have faced police interrogation over child abuse claims if he were still alive, police announced on Thursday. The Conservative politician, who served as the country's leader from 1970 to 1974, was accused of raping and indecently assaulting five boys. Heath was the subject of a mammoth two-year police investigation after being named as a suspect during a historical child abuse probe. Read more: Former Chelsea player claims club paid for his silence on sexual abuse Heath, who died in 2005 aged 89, was alleged to have raped an 11-year-old during a paid sexual encounter, and separately indecently assaulted a 10-year-old boy, officers revealed. "Sir Edward Heath was an extremely prominent, influential and high-profile person who was arguably one of the most powerful people in the world," Wiltshire police Chief Constable Mike Veale said, announcing the investigation's findings. "The allegations against him were of the utmost … [Read more...] about Edward Heath pedophile investigation: Former UK prime minister would have faced questioning
Polls taken after the most recent televised debate among British party leaders late Thursday are increasingly suggesting the likelihood of a hung parliament after May 6 elections, meaning centrist Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg may hold the key to forming a new government. Clegg, previously discounted as the leader of a fringe party that has never gained wide acceptance in national elections, was the undisputed winner of the first debate last week. But round two of the debates suggested the race was tightening, with one poll giving Clegg 33 percent approval, and Labour's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative leader David Cameron each 30 percent. Another poll showed Cameron with 36 percent, Clegg with 32 percent and Brown with 29 percent. Conservatives have argued that a hung parliament - and the squabbling that ensues with trying to form a coalition government - would put off the difficult decisions of how to cut the country's troubling deficit. "I don't think a hung … [Read more...] about Second televised UK prime minister debate shows tightening polls
In an interview with Sky News on Sunday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that on leaving the European Union she intended on striking "the right deal internationally" as well as a "fair deal at home." Sidestepping questions on whether she would prioritize curbing immigration from the EU over Britain's preferential access to the EU's single market, May said it was not a "binary choice." June's referendum was a "vote for us to change that freedom of movement," May added. "We will be able to have control of our borders, control of our laws." Single market mystery Still unable to confirm whether Britain will be leaving the European single market, May said, "We want the best possible deal for UK businesses in the EU and for European companies trading in the UK." Leaders of the remaining 27 EU states, and most recently German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have repeatedly warned the UK that they would "not be able to cherry pick." May denied … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Theresa May to set out Brexit plans ‘in coming weeks’