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Seven days: 1 November 2019

Seven days: 1 November 2019

Election called

12 December

The UK will head to the polls to vote on a new government, as prime minister (PM) Boris Johnson looks to reconfigure the parliamentary maths that has frustrated his efforts in securing the UK’s exit from the European Union. The legislation was approved on Tuesday and was bound for the House of Lords at the time of writing, where it is not expected to be opposed. The decision follows the UK’s agreed extension of its Brexit departure date to 31 January 2020, a postponement that the PM described as “damaging to our democracy”. Parliament will be dissolved after midnight on 6 November.

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