Theresa May has called an election she swore not to have, for a mandate she already has. Her priority should be to focus on Brexit negotiations as the 2 year clock from triggering Article 50 ticks on.
Yet she chooses to ignore this tight timescale and squander precious weeks by indulging in an election.
Why is this? It is not in the interests of the country, as she claims, but due to political opportunism, because of favourable opinion polls and before the Brexit “deal or no deal” dissolves into chaos and crisis.
The time for an election should have been at the end of the two year process, not the beginning, so that you the electors could have a say on your future.
Therefore, if elected I would press for a vote in parliament, as the sovereign body, so that MPs can focus upon this huge issue and judge if the terms of the EU exit are right for our country.
Nigel de Gruchy