Southport MP Slams Theresa May’s general election call on the 8th June 

Southport mp John Pugh has slammed Theresa May for calling a snap general election.

He said: “This is a piece of desperate and chaotic opportunism from the Conservatives which will create greater instability.

“I am confident though that the good people of Southport who make up their own minds will stick with the Liberal Democrats again.”

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement that has stunned Westminster.

The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020. But following a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street she said she would go to the country this year.

Speaking outside Number 10, the Prime Minister said the Cabinet had agreed to call an early election.

The move takes place against the backdrop of the country’s decision to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum.


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