Residents give views on general elections
Sixth time at the ballot box since indyref
Theresa May has called for a snap election on June 8 which will be the sixth time residents have been asked to vote in less than three years.
MPs approved the Prime Minister’s plans at Westminster after the House of Commons backed the poll by 522 votes to just 13 .
And since this means the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang will be returning to the polls just weeks after the council elections, we asked our readers on the street for their thoughts on another election.
“I think it’s all because of the SNP,” said Elaine Barton from Cambuslang. “They keep going on about this independence referendum and I think they caused all this. There’s is too much unsettlement in the UK and I think we should all stick together.”
John Brown, also from Cambuslang, thought the election would help boost the Prime Minister’s authority within Westminster.
He said: “It will shut all those folk up on the front row. It’s just because of this one that people think there has been too many elections.”
Cameron Johnson from Burnside agreed: “I think it’s a good thing. I think what she is doing is good and it will keep the others quiet.
“She gets it all the time, people saying she wasn’t voted in. ”
Dugald Paterson said it would help clear the air over who should run the country but added: “There has been too many but we only have ourselves to blame for that.
“The SNP are asking for too much as well.”
I think it’s all because of the SNP. They keep going on about independence Elaine Barton
Keep others quiet Cameron Johnson
Stick together Elaine Barton
Clear the air Dugald Paterson
Authority John Brown