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UPDATE: Commons support Prime Minister's call for early general election

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    MPs have voted in support of the government's plans for an early general election on June 8
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has called a general election to be held on June 8.
  • Has said Britain needs certainty, stability and strong leadership.
  • "Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back."
  • Movement of the date will require backing of two thirds of the House of Commons.

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