Triggering an early election: The Fixed-term Parliaments Act

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On Tuesday 18 April the Prime Minister stated that she wanted a General Election to take place on Thursday 8 June, just two years after the last UK General Election in 2015. The reasons the Prime Minister outlines for doing so are related to the UK’s exit from the European Union. However, it is no longer in the Prime Minister’s “gift” to call an election. Due to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 certain procedures must take place in Parliament before an election can be called.

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Brexit Update

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The Research Service publishes a fortnightly Brexit update, for the Assembly’s External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, on the latest government, parliament, EU and other relevant announcements and reports on Brexit.

See the Assembly website for the latest update (PDF, 157KB).

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Article by Nigel Barwise, National Assembly for Wales Research Service
Source: United Kingdom and European Union flags by Dave Kellam. Licensed under the Creative Commons.