By Abdul Tukur
Members of Parliament have voted resoundingly for a General Election to take place in the next 50 days.
522 voted in favour of the Prime Minister, Theresa May who is seeking an early parliamentary election on June 8. Only 13 voted against the motion.
Following today’s vote, Parliament will be dissolved on May 3.
The vote came after the former Chancellor and MP for Tatton, George Osborne announced that he was going to stand down.
Mr Osborne who was recently appointed editor of the Evening Standard made hint about returning to front line politics in the future.
“I am stepping down from the House of Commons – for now. But I will remain active in the debate about our country’s future and on the issues I care about, like the success of the ‘northern powerhouse,’ he said.
“I want a Britain that is free, open, diverse and works with other nations to defend our democratic values in the world. I will go on fighting for that Britain I love from the editor’s chair of a great newspaper. It’s still to early to be writing my memoirs.”