The impact of a snap election on devolution

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Series Details 18.04.17
Publication Date 18/04/2017
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The news on the 18 April 2017 that the United Kingdom Prime Minister would seek an early general election for the 8 June 2017 was just the latest twist in the ever-entertaining soap opera of contemporary British politics. Akash Paun wonders what impact this will have in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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ESO: Background information: Why we need a general election
ESO: Key source: United Kingdom: Parliamentary Election, 8 June 2017
BBC News, 18.04.17: General election adds to uncertainty on Stormont future
BBC News, 18.04.17: Early general election: What could it mean in Wales?
BBC News, 18.04.17: Sturgeon: May election move 'huge miscalculation'
The Conversation, 18.04.17: Theresa May’s biggest risk with election 2017 looks to be Scotland
The Conversation, 20.04.17: Theresa May’s snap election: did she forget Northern Ireland still doesn’t have a government?

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