BREAKING NEWS—Early Parlimentary General Election Bill: The House APPROVES an early general election

UK MPs HAVE PASSED BILL To Hold General Elections In Early December

21:25: Early Parlimentary General Election Bill: The House APPROVES an early general election (20:25 GMT)

YES: 438

NO: 20

MAJORITY: 418

DATE: December 12

It is set to be the first December election since 1923 and will be dominated by debate over the UK’s EU departure.

Previous Updates:

21:05: Mps are voting on holding an early election. Results expected to take 15 minutes (20:05 GMT)

20:00: Conservative spokesperson: 10 MPs who opposed the government over a No-deal Brexit have had the whip restored – they are Alistair Burt, Caroline Noakes, Greg Clark, Ed Vaizey, Margot James, Richard Benyon, Stephen Hammond, Richard Harrington, Steve Brine and Nicholas Soames (19:00 GMT)

18:00: European Council president Donald Tusk says the EU has formally adopted a Brexit extension until 31 January adding “it may be the last one” (17:00 GMT)

16:00: MPs have approved the timetable for the Early General Election Bill to pass through all stages in the House of Commons today (15:00 GMT)

16:00: MPs vote in favour of an amendment tabled by Labour MP Stella Creasy to make it easier to amend the Early General Election Bill (15:00 GMT)

14:00: Liberal Democrat MP Heidi Allen has said she will not stand in the next general election adding that she is “exhausted by the invasion” into her privacy and “the nastiness and intimidation that has become commonplace.”(13:00 GMT)

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