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PM called Queen on Monday about early election plan

Theresa May's election move comes just over nine months after the Queen formally invited her to become prime minister. Credit: PA

Theresa May rang the Queen on Monday to formally confirm her plans to seek an early election on June 8.

The prime minister's spokesperson revealed the call was made as he confirmed the PM's bid for an early vote had received the full backing of the Cabinet.

He also said the timetable for Brexit negotiations would be unaffected by the June 8 vote.

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