Snap Election – MP’s Reaction
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PM calls snap election – Steve Brine gives his reaction.
It was one of those “Where-were-you-when” moments… just after 11 this morning, the Prime Minister stood on the steps of Number 10 and called a snap election for 8 June.
This kind of thing is quite rare – years ago an election could be called at any time in case of crisis. That was until we moved to fixed – term parliaments… yes, we know where we stand, but it took away some of the excitement.
As we now have fixed-term parliaments, a two-thirds majority vote is required in the Commons for it to go ahead. However, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have already given their backing.
Winchester’s MP Steve Brine has given his reaction to the snap election to Winchester Today: “I don’t think we like elections all that much in the UK but we need this now to secure the strong and stable leadership our country requires at this pivotal moment.
“I will be standing locally as an experienced constituency MP working at the heart of Government and the choice nationally is clear; leadership in the national interest under Theresa May or a weak and unstable coalition Government with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister.”
At the General Election held in May 2015, Steve was re-elected with a near 17,000 majority across the Winchester & Chandler’s Ford constituency gaining over 55% of the vote.