MPs have backed our plan to hold a general election on 12 December – so we can elect a new Parliament, get Brexit done and let the country move on.

  • We didn't want an election, but this Parliament has forced another delay on Brexit which is really damaging the country.
  • We are worried that without an election, Parliament would waste 2020 on more delay, meaning we cannot focus on the NHS, the cost of living, tackling violent crime and creating more jobs.
  • An election is the only way to move things forward because Parliament and Corbyn have blocked everything.
  • Our top priority remains, as it always has been, to get Brexit done.
  • We know this will be a tough election and we are taking nothing for granted. In the campaign, we will be making the case for the need for a functioning majority government that breaks the Brexit deadlock, and moves past the confusion, indecision and arguments that have plagued the last three years.
  • We will take our positive vision to the country for what is possible for Britain once Brexit is done and we leave with our great new deal.

All Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have to offer at the coming election is more dither and pointless delay.

  • Labour stood on a promise to deliver Brexit – but they have spent the last three years frustrating that process at every step.
  • Labour were offered the chance to get Brexit done with our great new deal – but they voted for more dither and delay instead.
  • Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t trust the British people – he wants to override their decision to leave the EU and tried his best to block an election. He even tried to give EU nationals a vote in the general election in another attempt to block Brexit. No other EU country allows this to happen.
  • A vote for Labour, the Liberal Democrats or the Brexit Party will deliver the same outcome: more confusion, more delay and more indecision.

By getting Brexit done we can focus more on the people’s priorities like our NHS. Today we have announced the 78 hospital trusts that will receive state-of-the-art MRI, CT and mammography screening machines, so our brilliant NHS staff have the tools they need to quickly diagnose cancer and boost survival rates.

  • It is crucial that our NHS has the latest and very best technology to prevent and diagnose cancer.
  • That’s why we will invest £200 million in new, state-of-the-art cancer screening equipment, giving frontline staff access to the tools they need to make a real difference to patients’ lives. Please find a list of the 78 trusts benefiting from the new technology here.
  • The Brexit deadlock has meant the NHS hasn’t had the attention it deserves over recent years. By getting Brexit done, we will be able to make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff and patients, giving everyone the peace of mind our health service will be there for our children and grandchildren in the future.