British MPs back May for elections in June

British MPs have backed Theresa May’s call for an early election, which means voters in the UK will go to the polls on the 8th of June.

The Prime Minister easily cleared the hurdle needed to bring the poll forward, with politicians in the House of Commons voting 522 to 13 in favour.

She made the surprise announcement yesterday, having previously said there wouldn’t be an election until 2020.

The British Prime Minister says a snap vote is the only way to heal divisions ahead of Brexit negotiations.

Before June’s poll there’ll be at least one leaders debate on live TV – but the Mrs May says she won’t feature because she wants to get out to talk directly to voters instead.

The Scottish National Party’s leader in Westminster, Angus Robertson, says not taking part shouldn’t even be an option.