Why Theresa May called a snap election

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Dr Poulter, who would be standing in the Central Suffolk constituency for the third time, said: "The Brexit vote a year ago was a momentous decision for Suffolk, Norfolk and the whole of Britain".

"Britain is leaving the European Union and there is no turning back", said May.

She told the BBC's World at One that "now we are in a general election campaign, and people have got to make a choice between Theresa May's Britain and Jeremy Corbyn's Britain".

May said that she would introduce a motion to Parliament on Wednesday. The election will be a vote on her performance so far.

The Prime Minister awaits elections move forward her scant majority in the legislative power and give her a new mandate to put her seal on domestic reforms in education and health, besides reinforcing her position in the negotiations with the European Union, which will start in June.

We hit the streets to see what Sheffielders regarded as the big issues ahead of the general election in June.

According to an analysis in the Washington Post, critics in the United Kingdom have anxious that a hard Brexit could harm the country's trade with Europe, and would also impact the estimated 3 million European Union citizens living and working in the UK.

She explained that their approach to Brexit negotiations was "the right approach" and was "in the national interest" but other political parties continued to oppose it.

In her statement she addressed the opposing voices of Britain's decision to leave the European Unionsuch as the liberal democrats, and the Scottish National Party. It is possible that May would seek to gain a larger mandate for herself and increase her Conservative Party's slim lead in the House of Commons.

Britain's next election was due to have been held in 2020, according to a legislation but the law can be overruled if two-thirds of lawmakers in the British parliament vote in favour of early elections.

An election gives her the chance to cement her political position and win support for her vision of Brexit.

The Prime Minister concluded, "Our opponents believe that because the Government's majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course".

The leader of Ukip, Paul Nuttall, said that every vote for Ukip "will be a reminder to the PM that the British people want a clean Brexit with restored borders".

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