Greg Hands welcomes Prime Minister’s Announcement of a General Election

THE NEXT FIVE YEARS ARE CRUCIAL FOR OUR NATION. Getting on with the job of making Brexit a success is the most important task the Government faces today. Our future prosperity, our place in the world, and our standard of living all depend on getting the next five years right.

But our opponents - both at home and abroad - are already seeking to disrupt our chances of getting the best deal possible. That is why Theresa May took the decision to call this election – so that we will have the strong and stable leadership we need to see us through Brexit and beyond.

The choice at this election is clear: strong and stable leadership with Theresa May in the interests of the people of the United Kingdom. Or a hung Parliament and a coalition of chaos under Jeremy Corbyn - which every single one of us will pay for in higher taxes, fewer jobs, more waste, and more debt. This will harm working families and that is too big a risk to take.

Every single vote for Theresa May and the Conservatives is a vote for strong and stable leadership in the national interest. It is a vote to strengthen Britain’s negotiating position to ensure we get the best Brexit deal possible, and it is a vote to strengthen our economy.

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a General Election, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, said: “The Prime Minister has made the right choice in deciding to hold a General Election on 8 June. The next five years are so important for making a success of our nation’s future prosperity, our place in the world, and our standard of living.

“Nevertheless, while some people say Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister is never going to happen, no one can really be sure who will win. If Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, we will all pay the price. The Labour Party is already threatening to make things worse for local residents in Chelsea & Fulham, with their proposed inheritance tax hike costing local homeowners hundreds of thousands of pounds.”