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Posted by: John Brace | 20th April 2017

MPs vote 522:13 in favour of an early general election on 8th June

MPs vote 522:13 in favour of an early general election on 8th June

                                    

Rt Hon Frank Field MP (Chair) left at a meeting of the Birkenhead Constituency Committee on the 8th October 2015

Rt Hon Frank Field MP (Chair) left at a meeting of the Birkenhead Constituency Committee on the 8th October 2015

Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister moved a motion for an early general election to be held on the 8th June.

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 required two-thirds of MPs (at least 434 MPs) to vote in favour of an early general election outside of the regular five-year cycle.

All four of Wirral’s MPs (Frank Field, Alison McGovern, Angela Eagle and Margaret Greenwood) voted in favour of an early general election. In total 522 MPs voted in favour of the motion and only 13 against.

Labour’s National Executive Committee ruled out local party members having a vote over who the Labour candidate in each constituency would be with the short timescale to select candidates given as the reason why.

Sitting Labour MPs have to decide by this evening whether to stand in the general election. If they decide not to, applications to become the Labour candidate in those seats can be made from tomorrow to Sunday.

High profile Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has announced his intention to become the Labour candidate to become Walton’s next Member of Parliament.

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  1. Sorry i don’t want another election, just want to get out of the EU and this isn’t helping, plus with all the cutbacks how much taxpayers money is being wasted on yet another bloody election!

  2. G’day John

    Uncle Joe and Phil the Very Very Very Very Slimy, Elusive, LYING Dill’s” trip to Oz to suss out the Commonwealth Games bid ha ha must be looking shaky.

    Ooroo

    James

  3. G’day John

    In the rubbish paper over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters

    Ugly Wirral: Are these the borough’s ten worst buildings?

    That is how rubbish they are John, The Clownhall in Brighton Street is not listed.

    Ooroo

    James

    By far the ugliest place in Wirral.

  4. G’day John

    Just had a blimp at that rubbish paper from over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters

    We may not have seen many ships yet at the Liverpool 2 container terminal – but owner Peel Ports says that’s nothing to worry about.

    They are waiting John for Stella to bring in millions of Chinese tourists and more importantly for Uncle Joe to become a MEMBER and overthrow the current lying leader and get the Commonwealth Games and build a new Everpeel Stadium like the one they couldn’t win at yesterday.

    THEY couldn’t even fill a ferry with their football fans John.

    Ooroo

    James


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