Britain’s PM Theresa May calls general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for an early general election, calls for political unity in parliament.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (REUTERS) – British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday (April 18) for an early election on June 8, saying the government had the right plan for negotiating the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union and she needed political unity in London.

Sterling rose against the dollar after May made the surprise announcement outside her Downing Street office.

“I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on the 8th of June,” May said.

She appealed for all parties to pass the bill that she will present to the House of Commons on Wednesday (April 19) to allow an early election.