Teresa May

Is the UK electorate bored of going to the polls? We’ll soon find out. After months of ruling out going to the polls before 2020, last Tuesday the UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election on 8 June. With the support of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, May can side-step the fixed term parliament act (two-thirds of MPs need to agree) and the country will vote in just under seven weeks. The prime minister hopes to significantly expand her majority (currently a working majority of 17) and win a clear mandate with which to push through Brexit.