The Prime Minister has just announced that a General Election will be held on 8 June - and that we will shortly take the necessary steps in Parliament to ensure that this can happen.
Councillor Julian Stanyer commented:
"I wholly support Theresa May's action:
- We need this election now to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond.
- Every vote cast for Theresa May and the Conservatives will strengthen Britain’s hand in the Brexit negotiations.
- We will stick to our Plan for a Stronger Britain and take the right long-term decisions for a more secure future.
- The choice is between strong and stable leadership in the national interest with Theresa May and the Conservatives – or weak and unstable coalition government led by Jeremy Corbyn.
We need an election because:
It will strengthen the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand in Europe. Division in Westminster, and the Government’s small majority, risks weakening your Government’s hand in its negotiations with Europe.
It is the only way to ensure we have strong leadership, certainty and stability. An election now will give the country stability and certainty for a full five years, not just up to the point at which we leave the European Union but beyond it too."
"I would like all of our local residents to be part of this tremendous moment. If you want to help in any way - delivering leaflets to support our fantastic MP Greg Clark, knocking on doors, packing envelopes or financially please get in touch with me at email@example.com