MP’s reject British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s calls for snap election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to secure support for a snap election next month.

Mr Johnson wanted to hold the early general election on October 15, but was shut down by MPs this morning.

He needed two thirds of all MPs to vote in favour, however only 298 voted for the election, while 56 voted against.


Mr Johnson said he believes the election was the only way out of Britain’s Brexit impasse.

“There is only one way forward for the country,” he said.

It comes after opposition MPs blocked his plan to leave the European Union next month without a deal.