General Election 2017: An A to Z guide
PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 07 June 2017
With less than a week to go before the nation goes to the polls, we’ve summarised some of the key points since the snap election was announced by Theresa May on April 18.
A is for...Apathy. Following an EU referendum, the 2015 General Election and a Scottish independence referendum, Westminster ground to a halt this spring for a fourth year in a row, leaving many of the electorate with distinct sense of ‘not again’. This feeling was typified by...
B is for...Brenda. With her cries of ‘Not another one’ and ‘there’s too much politics going on’, Brenda from Bristol struck a cord with the nation when she was informed of the snap election by the BBC back in April.
C is for...Conservatives. With a relatively slender majority of 17 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservatives are hoping to extend their power as the leading party ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations. When she called the election on April 19, Theresa May said: “At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division.”