MP backs snap elec­tion de­ci­sion

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BUCKS MP Do­minic Greive has backed the Prime Min­is­ter’s sur­prise de­ci­sion to call a Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Speak­ing be­fore MPs were due to vote on the mat­ter the mem­ber for Bea­cons­field said he be­lived Teresa May would get the re­quired ma­jor­ity to trig­ger the vote. Min­sters were due to de­bate and take a vote as the Ad­ver­tiser/Ex­am­iner went to press.

Mr Grieve added: “I think the Prime Min­is­ter is right to do what she’s do­ing in view of the com­plex­ity of the risks as­so­ci­ated with Brexit.

“It means that when 2020 comes she doesn’t have the pres­sure of a gen­eral elec­tion on her at the time.”

Mrs May made the an an­nounce­ment on Tues­day in Down­ing Street, and said she was call­ing the snap elec­tion “re­luc­tantly”, as she ar­gued that Bri­tain needs sta­bil­ity in the run-up to Brexit.

In her speech Mrs May said: “If we do not hold a gen­eral elec­tion now their po­lit­i­cal game-play­ing will con­tinue, and the ne- go­ti­a­tions with the European Union will reach their most dif­fi­cult stage in the run-up to the next sched­uled elec­tion.

“Divi­sion in West­min­ster will risk our abil­ity to make a suc­cess of Brexit and it will cause dam­ag­ing un­cer­tainty and in­sta­bil­ity to the coun­try.”

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