General Election 2017

The Prime Minister has just announced that an election will be held on 8 June – and that we will shortly take the necessary steps in Parliament to ensure that this can happen.

Key points to remember

  •  We need this election now to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond.
  •  Every vote cast for Theresa May and the Conservatives will count to strengthen Britain’s hand in the  Brexit negotiations.
  • We will stick to our Plan for a Stronger Britain and take the right long-term decisions for a more secure future.
  • The choice is between strong and stable leadership in the national interest with Theresa May and the Conservatives – or weak and unstable coalition government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

We need an election because:

  •  It will strengthen the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand in Europe.  Division in Westminster, and the Government’s small majority, risks weakening your Government’s hand in its negotiations with Europe.
  •  It is the only way to ensure we have strong leadership, certainty and stability.  An election now will give the country stability and certainty for a full five years, not just up to the point at which we leave the European Union but beyond it too.