Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:07 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Jim Dowd Jim Dowd Labour, Lewisham West and Penge 2:07 pm, 19th April 2017

I support the motion because, as a Government Member said earlier, it seems rather bizarre that the Opposition should say, “We want to keep a Tory Government in power.” That just makes no sense. We have to put our case to the British people and see what happens. We have arrived today at a point that I always thought was inevitable. This was bound to happen. I never bought all that guff about “no election”. There is a political dynamic at work here that has made this decision almost inevitable.