The general election in the United Kingdom is to be held on June 8 despite a series of terror attacks that has shaken Britain this year.
An election had not been due until 7 May 2020, but a call for a snap election by Prime Minister Theresa May received the necessary two-thirds majority in a 522 to 13 vote in the House of Commons on 19 April 2017.
The hubris with which British Prime Minister Theresa May called an early general election back in April ended in humiliation at the polls on June 8, intensifying the very political crisis she'd expected to resolve with her anticipated re-election on an increased share of the vote.
Talks to broker a deal to form an executive government in Northern Ireland - which has been in paralysis since January - have begun again, June 12, amid a growing row over UK Prime Minister Theresa May's impending deal with unionists to gain power in the London parliament.
The results following the June 8 UK general election were interesting for many different reasons. However, one surprising thing to come out of it was how informed and proactive young people were after years of political disaffection in Britain.
More than 90 percent members of the UK Institute of Directors (IoD) business organization said that the uncertainty surrounding the formation of Prime Minister Theresa May's new government was a concern for the country's economy, a recent survey revealed on Monday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is extremely good at governing and ready to take back control, Brexit Secretary David Davis told the ITV broadcaster on Monday in defense of the Conservatives' latest election campaign.
While the latest General Election in the UK ended in a disaster for Prime Minister Theresa May and resulted in a hung parliament, Sweden, Britain's closest ally in Europe, has special reasons for joy.
UK Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Gavin Williamson stays in his role in the new country's government, Downing Street said in a statement Sunday.
There are new appoinments in the new May`s Cabinet Office amid cabinet reshuffle, the Downing Street said in a statement.
Political uncertainty has hit Britain following the general election. Sputnik spoke with political analysts Mike Finn and Mark Garnett about Theresa May’s future as the country’s prime minister.
Leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he was not ruling out the possibility of new elections in the United Kingdom later this year or at the beginning of 2018 following Thursday's general snap elections that resulted in a hung parliament.
The agreement between the UK Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland will only apply to such crucial issues as economy and security, and will not involve views on social issues, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Sunday.
The British economy might have slowed amidst the political uncertainty, yet, with the political stabilization now, and GDP growth gradually solidifying due to the narrowed foreign trade deficit, there is a foundation for improved economic expansion supported by appropriate policy action.
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson expressed Sunday support to the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May after reports that several cabinet members asked Johnson to replace May.
Several UK senior cabinet members expressed their support to the country’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and wanted him to replace Theresa May as the country's prime minister, local media reported.
UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he still can be the UK prime minister, despite current the Conservative politician in the position, Theresa May, having kept her post in the Thursday snap election.
UK Prime Minister Teresa May will hold on Monday the first Cabinet meeting following the snap general elections, Downing Street said Saturday.
Hundreds of Britons came to the residence of the prime minister on London's Downing Street on Saturday, demanding that Teresa May resign after the disastrous for the Conservative party parliamentary elections, Sputnik correspondent reported.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland agreed to the principles of an agreement to support the Conservatives in the parliament, Downing Street said Saturday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the appointment of Gavin Barwell as a new chief of staff.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May send government's Chief Whip and member of the Conservative Party Gavin Williamson to Northern Ireland's capital of Belfast for the talks on the parliamentary coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a Downing Street spokesman said Saturday.
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