İrem UZUN -TDO- Boris Johnson's bid for a general election before Christmas has failed. The Prime Minister’s election bid on Monday night, made under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (FTPA), required a two-thirds Commons majority - 434 MPs - to agree to an election on December 12. But despite 299 MPs backing the motion, against 70, Mr. Johnson was 135 votes short of the votes he needed for this division to have force.Reading out the result, Speaker John Bercow said technically this meant “the nose have it”. However, following the result, the Prime Minister said he would table a one line bill for an election on December 12th.
Boris Johnson is to try again for a 12 December general election after MPs rejected the plan. The prime minister will publish a short piece of legislation seeking the support of the Lib Dems and SNP for an election on that date. "This House can no longer keep this country hostage," he told MPs, saying Parliament had become "dysfunctional". But the PM said he would persist with his efforts to get an early election, telling MPs that "one way or another" the current deadlock had to be broken. The new legislation he is proposing would only require the support of a simple majority of MPs able to vote, which would be 320.