MPs debate bill paving way for 12 December election

Tuesday - 29/10/2019 13:13
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MPs are debating Boris Johnson's call for a general election on 12 December after Labour threw its weight behind a pre-Christmas poll.

Jeremy Corbyn said he had changed his mind on a snap election after the EU gave the UK another Brexit extension.

The prime minister can only hold an election with the support of MPs - who have blocked it three times.

No 10 says it will abandon its latest attempt if MPs support giving 16 and 17-year olds and EU nationals the vote.

Labour has said it will back any amendment calling for these groups to be allowed to take part in the proposed election.

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