“The UK looks set to have a general election on 8 June. Here’s what you need to know.
“What has happened?
“The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she wants to hold a general election on 8 June – three years earlier than scheduled.
“What is a general election?
“A general election is how the British public decides who they want to represent them in Parliament, and ultimately run the country.
“Everyone who is eligible – and registered – gets to vote for one candidate to represent their local area – which is known in Parliament as a constituency.
“The candidates standing for election are usually drawn from political parties, but can also stand as independents. The person with the most votes in a constituency is elected as its MP, to represent their constituency in the House of Commons.”
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