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


Parliament in winter. almost witty

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.

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?