BREAKING: Despite MPs Rejection Government Will Put Forward Motion For December Election


Following from our earlier news in regards to today’s agenda at the Commons, the outcome has been the following:

MPs have rejected Boris Johnson’s third attempt for an early general election on December 12, but he told the Commons he would try again on Tuesday.

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The government failed to force a snap general election on December 12, as only 299 MPs voted in favour of the motion – short of the required 434 MPs required for a two-thirds majority.

Mr Johnson confirmed he would table a short bill to amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act to allow an election on December 12, a vote which would only require a simple majority of MPs to back it.

20:20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government will put forward a motion tomorrow for a short bill proposing a 12 December election (19:20 GMT)

Earlier Updates:

18:45: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to EU Council President Donald Tusk accepting the extension to Brexit (17:45 GMT)

14:00: Downing Street confirms the Government will “introduce a Bill almost identical to the Lib Dem/SNP Bill tomorrow” to push for a December election if the vote on an election fails today (13:00 GMT)

10:30: European Council president Donald Tusk says the 27 remaining EU nations have agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until 31 January 2020 and the decision is “expected to be formalised through a written procedure” (11:30 GMT)

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