Do MPs have to agree to Theresa May's request for a general election?



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Can MPs stop a general election happening? #generalelection

Theresa May needs a two-thirds majority of all MPs to satisfy the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011. Even though MPs could stop it - or at least make it difficult - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he won't stand in Mrs May's way so the election will take place on 8 June.

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