MPs are due to vote later on Boris Johnson’s call to have an election on 12 December.

The prime minister says he will restart moves to get his Brexit deal bill into law if the motion is passed.

But he looks unlikely to get the support of the two-thirds of MPs he needs by law to agree to an election, with opposition parties against it.

The UK is due to leave the EU on Thursday, 31st. October but the bloc is considering an extension to that date.