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Cameron endorses May's 'brave' and 'right' election call

The election will be Theresa May's first national poll since she succeeded David Cameron in July 2016. Credit: PA

Former prime minister David Cameron has endorsed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election on June 8 as "brave" and "right".

PM & Berkshire MP May calls a June snap election

Theresa May call a snap election Credit: PA

The Prime Minister Theresa May has called an early general election for 8th June in an announcement which has caused some surprise at Westminster.

The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020.

However she called a snap election for this year following a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street. The Prime Minister now needs to get approval from two thirds of the MPs in Parliament for the election to go ahead. A vote will be held in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The next election was not due to take place until 2020. Theresa May, the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead has been the UK Prime Minister since July 2016.

"We want a deep and special partnership between a strong and successful European Union and a United Kingdom that is free to chart its own way in the world.

"That means we will regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders and we will be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world.

"This is the right approach, and it is in the national interest. But the other political parties oppose it.

"At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division. The country is coming together, but Westminster is not." ...

– Prime Minister Theresa May

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