British PM Theresa May calls for elections, wins MP support

Q.  Which of the following regions in UK voted against Brexit?
- Published on 20 Apr 17

a. Scotland
b. Northern Ireland
c. Wales
d. Only a and b
e. All the above

ANSWER: Only a and b
 
British PM Theresa May calls for elections, wins MP supportBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an election on June 8, saying Britain's opposition parties risked worsening her negotiating hand in divorce talks with the European Union by opposing her Brexit plan.

PM May will not take part in TV debates ahead of the planned general election. The prime minister indicated she preferred "to get out and about and meet voters".

ITV has become the first broadcaster to confirm a debate ahead of the poll on 8 June. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn accused the PM of dodging a head-to-head showdown.

Mrs May has promised a strong and stable leadership if she wins. MPs voted in favour of 8 June poll by margin of 509.

Brexit Vote: Know More
  • A referendum–a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part –was held on 23 June, 2016.
  • It was held decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.
  • Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%.
  • The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting.
  • England voted for Brexit, by 53.4% to 46.6%.
  • Wales also voted for Brexit, with Leave getting 52.5% of the vote and Remain 47.5%.
  • Scotland and Northern Ireland both backed staying in the EU.
  • Scotland supported Remain by 62% to 38%, while 55.8% in Northern Ireland voted Remain and 44.2% Leave.

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