Theresa May’s unexpected call for a snap election was backed by MPs today.
The House of Commons endorsed the PM’s plan for a June 8 poll by a massive margin of 522 to 13.
— Nathan Wyburn Artist (@NathanWyburnArt) April 18, 2017
Under the terms of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, the Prime Minister needed to secure at least a two-third majority of MPs to make her plan become a reality.
The vote came after George Osborne announced that he intends to quit as an MP.
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