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How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the #UKGeneralElection works

| December 6, 2019

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

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On the campaign trail – Shane? Ruth? Reporters go AWOL for PM #Johnson

On the campaign trail – Shane? Ruth? Reporters go AWOL for PM #Johnson

| November 26, 2019

Britain holds an election on 12 December, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. The parties are on the campaign trail, travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to drum up […]

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PM Johnson calls for 12 December election to break #Brexit deadlock

PM Johnson calls for 12 December election to break #Brexit deadlock

| October 25, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday (24 October) for a general election on 12 December to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to leave the European Union next week, write Kate Holton, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. Johnson said in a letter to […]

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EU keeps UK waiting on #Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election

EU keeps UK waiting on #Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election

| October 24, 2019

EU member states on Wednesday (23 October) delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said if the deadline is deferred to the end of January he would call an election by Christmas, write John Chalmers and Jan Strupczewski. Britain appears closer than ever to resolving […]

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UK government wants #Brexit bill to go through lower house of parliament this week

UK government wants #Brexit bill to go through lower house of parliament this week

| October 22, 2019

Britain’s government plans for parliament to debate and vote on its Withdrawal Agreement Bill this week, the leader of the lower house of parliament said on Monday (21 October), setting out a tight schedule for approval of legislation needed to leave the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of […]

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PM pushes for #Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

PM pushes for #Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

| October 21, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday (21 October) after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union, write Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge. With just 10 days left until the United Kingdom is […]

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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

| October 19, 2019

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday that means he is obliged to request a postponement, write William James, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. The move by parliament, on a day Johnson had pitched […]

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