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Political parties prepare for 12 December election

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
30th Oct 19 9:55 am

On Tuesday evening MPs voted in the House of Commons for a general election to take place on 12 December.

The one page bill for the election will now go before the House of Lords and then will receive royal assent.

Once royal assent has been approved parliament will be dissolved on 6 November and the election campaign will begin.

Boris Johnson is prepared for a “tough election” battle while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said this election will provide a “once in a generation” opportunity to transform the country.

The prime minister told the House of Commons, “It’s time for the country to come together, get Brexit done and go forward. It’ll be a tough election and we are going to do the best we can.”

The Liberal Democrats and the SNP both agree this election will give voters an opportunity over whether Brexit should happen.

Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson said the election is “our best chance to elect a government to stop Brexit.”

Swinson was asked if she would form a coalition with Labour or the Conservatives, she said, “I can’t be clearer, neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn is fit to be prime minister.”

Scotland’s first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said this is an opportunity for Scotland to put back on the agenda an independence referendum.

The SNP leader said, “A win for the SNP will be an unequivocal and irresistible demand for Scotland’s right to choose our own future.”

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