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UK general election confirmed for 8th June  

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April 19, 2017
As expected, parliament has given the go-ahead for PM May to hold the next general election on 8th June.

The pound has already rallied sharply (and equities fallen) since yesterday’s surprise announcement in anticipation of the Conservatives significantly increasing their current tight 17-seat Commons majority. However, should upcoming opinion polls show any real decline in the government’s near-20 percentage point lead, political uncertainty could yet become an important factor undermining investor confidence over the coming seven weeks.


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