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.