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Question about the possible General Election

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NewName54321 · 05/09/2019 00:41

Why is all the talk of a General Election mentioning 14th or 15th October as possible dates, when the UK holds it’s General Elections on Thursdays?
Why is the date being mentioned not the 17th October?

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cdtaylornats · 05/09/2019 00:44

The Prime Minister can change the date of an election so the bill is for an election after the 14th of October.

noblegiraffe · 05/09/2019 00:46

The European Council are meeting on 17th October so if there is a deal to be had, it needs to be presented then.

NewName54321 · 05/09/2019 01:07

Thank you. So why not 10th October then?

(Its not it's in previous post)

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noblegiraffe · 05/09/2019 01:13

Parliament is dissolved 25 working days before a GE for campaigning and organisation. If he wanted an election on 10th October parliament would have had to have been dissolved today.

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