Fylde MP backs Prime Minister’s election decision

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a General Election for June 8.

Mr Menzies said: “This is the right thing for us to do to make sure Britain has the best bargaining position with the European Union.

“An election now will give the Prime Minister a mandate in order to get the best deal for the British people.

“This will give us the certainty, stability, security and strong leadership we need to get that deal.

“It is the only way we can have a successful Brexit, bearing in mind all of the other parties are in-fighting over our decision to leave the European Union.”

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting this morning, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”

A vote on holding an early election will be held in the House of Commons on Wednesday (April 19). Mrs May must win the backing of Parliament to hold the election.

There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election on Wednesday – she will need Parliament’s backing to hold a vote before 2020.

Mrs May challenged the other political parties to show they were not treating politics as a game.

In her speech, she said: “Let’s tomorrow vote for an election – let’s put forward our plans for Brexit and our alternative programmes for government and then let the people decide.”

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