Jones welcomes PM’s election call
News that the Prime Minister is to put a vote to the House of Commons calling for an election on 8 June has been welcomed by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones.
The vote which will be before the Commons tomorrow (19 April) and under the Fixed Term Parliament Acts requires a two-thirds majority of MPs to support it for Parliament to be dissolved. The Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has already said he will back the proposal.
Mr Jones commented: “The past year has seen momentous changes in politics. It has been a time of great uncertainty. It is time for that uncertainty to end – the best way to do that is to secure a Parliamentary majority in an election where all parties can put their case to the electorate and the electorate can decide the future direction of our country.
“Locally, I confirm that I will be standing as the Conservative Party candidate. I love the area in which I live. I enjoy taking up campaigns on behalf of local people and dealing with issues on behalf of constituents. I hope that residents feel I have given a level of service to them that is worthy of their support.
“Between now and 8 June I will be putting that record in front of constituents and asking them to back me once again.”