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YouGov / Times 17 Jun 17

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2017 General Election

On 18th April, Terri May announced a General Election to be held on 8th June. The Commons approved this (as required under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011) on 9th June.

As a consequence, the Manchester Gorton by-election was cancelled and the election will use the current 650 constituences rather than the proposed boundary changes and reduction to 600 seats.

The result, to the surprise of nearly everyone, was a hung parliament, forcing the bewildered and shellshocked Tories to get into bed with the DUP. How long that will last, and how long Terri May will last as leader remain to be seen.

The events of the campaign were mostly tracked on Twitter rather than using physical posts on these pages.