Theresa May has just announced that there will be a snap general election held on June 8.
Rumours started spreading through Twitter this morning that an election was pending, as May met with her cabinet. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street at 11am, the current Prime Minister then confirmed that the country will be asked to vote in June.
In her speech, the PM said, “the country is coming together, but Westminster is not… Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit… I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.”
May has been Prime Minister since David Cameron resigned from the role following the EU Referendum last June. On March 29 May signed off on Article 50, triggering the Brexit process.