Tom Goodenough

Britain heading for 12 December snap election

Britain heading for 12 December snap election
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Britain is heading for an election on 12 December. MPs are currently voting to confirm the Government's preferred date for a snap poll after the Commons rejected Jeremy Corbyn's bid to shift the polling date to 9 December.

Earlier today Jeremy Corbyn confirmed Labour would back Boris Johnson's plan for a snap poll. The Labour leader told the shadow cabinet this morning that he would vote in favour of calling an election now that the party's condition of 'taking no deal off the table has now been met'. Corbyn said: 'We will now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen'.

Written byTom Goodenough

Tom Goodenough is the Spectator's online editor.

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