Downing Street Has Ruled Out An Early General Election


Theresa May leaves Downing Street - REUTERS/Neil Hall

A spokesman for The Prime Minister has categorically ruled out an early General Election despite rumours of a snap election being held on May 4th.

Downing Street’s denial came after The Sun revealed that senior Conservative Party MPs, including party chairman Patrick McLoughlin, chief whip Gavin Williamson and Theresa May’s private secretary George Hollingbery had discussed holding a snap election in early May.

Senior Tories were allegedly looking at May 4th to hold the ballot because it’s the same day as local authority elections.

Former Conservative leader William Hague previously also called for an early General Election.

“We have a new Prime Minister and Cabinet facing the most complex challenges of modern times: Brexit negotiations, the Trump administration, the threat from Scottish nationalists, and many other issues.

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague – Flickr/Foreign and Commonwealth Office

“There is no doubt that they would be in a stronger position to take the country through these challenges successfully if they had a large and decisive majority in the Commons and a new full term ahead of them,” Hague wrote in his Telegraph column.

But Downing Street this morning slapped down the possibility of a snap election, with Theresa May’s spokesperson saying that “there’s not going to be one.”

“We have been clear that there is not going to be an early general election, and the Prime Minister is getting on with delivering the will of the British people,” the spokesman added.

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