SNP to abstain in Commons vote on snap general election

SNP MPs will abstain in the House of Commons vote on whether there should be a snap general election.

Angus Robertson has confirmed that SNP MPs will abstain in a House of Commons vote on a snap general election.

The position was confirmed by the party’s leader at Westminster, Angus Robertson.

Mr Robertson said his party believed in fixed-term parliaments but would not stand in the way of an early election.

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Angus Robertson has confirmed that SNP MPs will abstain in a House of Commons vote on a snap general election.

The next general election had been due to be held in 2020, but the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows for one to be held earlier if two-thirds of MPs are in favour.

MPs are expected to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to hold an 8 June poll on Wednesday.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have already said they support the move.

Angus Robertson has confirmed that SNP MPs will abstain in a House of Commons vote on a snap general election.