General Election 2017 – Special Report

by Gideon Hymas | 18th April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May today defied her own judgement not to hold an election until 2020 and announced that a general election will be held on Thursday 8th June.

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Prime Minister Theresa May today defied her own judgement not to hold an election until 2020 and announced that a general election will be held on Thursday 8th June.

Some have called this opportunism based on her significant lead in the polls, but what is clear is that the Prime Minister has felt the challenge of governing without a clear personal mandate from the electorate and this June will most likely set that right by delivering her a bigger majority.

This election will be fought solely on Brexit meaning MPs that voted Remain or Leave in contradiction to the majority of their constituents face the biggest challenge. 

But there are other dynamics at play here that will affect the result of this election. In this note, we go through some of the key areas of consideration over the next few months and give a sense of where the UK is heading.    

Today is yet another turn in a dramatic political story taking place not just in this country, but globally too. As ever, Maitland Political’s strong team of cross-party consultants are on hand to give your business or organisation the vital political antennae it needs to address the choppy waters ahead. If you would like to hear more sign up to our daily morning briefing by emailing political@maitland.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @MaitlandPol or speak to one of us by calling 020 7395 5151.

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Gideon Hymas

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Since joining the team, Gideon has focused on clients in the manufacturing and personal finance sectors.

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