The government have now confirmed that they are making preparations for the UK to take part in European Elections on 23rd May.
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The legal order is set to be laid today, with a letter to MPs confirming the EU elections unless Theresa May’s deal is passed before then.
NEW: Letter to MPs from Lidington and Cox confirming the legal order announcing the EU elections as 23rd May 2019 will be laid on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/Bxl4zFtOIN
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) April 8, 2019
The Conservatives clearly think the election will go ahead. In a letter to potential candidates, Tory HQ has said: “Due to the current situation we will be contesting the European Elections on 23rd May 2019.”
As Lord Ashcroft has highlighted, Ladbrokes currently have Labour as the favourites to win the most seats at 5/4, with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party 3/1 to finish in first place.
The Conservatives are down on 4/1, with UKIP 8/1 and the anti-Brexit Change UK on 12/1.
— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) April 8, 2019
This set of elections shouldn’t even be taking place. The establishment can rightly expect a pummelling.