Monday 24 July 2017

Here's a handy video to explain what you need to know about the election

By Jessica Pitocchi

The countdown is on to June 8.

You’ll no doubt be aware there’s a snap General Election on the cards – but how much do you actually know about how it works?

Here’s a handy video covering the basics.

Theresa May had been recorded multiple times saying she had no intention to call a General Election – but she shocked everyone by changing her mind and calling one three years early.

Parliament supported her decision that it was the best thing for Britain.

Mrs May has said every vote will count on June 8, so it’s more important than ever to know exactly what it means when people go to the polls.

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