Tonight – Boris Johnson and the Conservatives brought a second offer of a general election. Under the fixed term parliament act, the House of Commons must vote in favour by two thirds.
The Labour Party lead by Jeremy Corbyn failed to vote in favour, oddly after two years of requesting a general election.
The vote was 293 in favour, 46 against. The Labour Party bottled a chance for a general election for a 2nd time.
Parliament will now be prorogued until the 14th October, which will then be followed by a Queen’s speech. This is a standard procedure, and the recess period was already set for 3-weeks where the main parties run their conferences.