We need a General Election now to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond.

A General Election now will strengthen our negotiating hand in Europe. It is the only way to ensure we have strong leadership, certainty and stability for a full five years, not just up to the point at which we leave the European Union but beyond it too.

We have a one-off chance to hold an election while the European Union agrees it negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin. This decision cannot be delayed and needs to happen now.

If we don't have an election now, we will have uncertainty and instability because negotiations with the European Union will reach their most difficult stage in the run-up to the next General Election.

The choice at this election is between strong and stable leadership in the national interest with Theresa May – or weak and unstable coalition government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Only Theresa May has the plan and the proven leadership to deliver the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary, working people here at home.

Theresa May and the Conservatives will stick to the Plan for a Stronger Britain and take the right long-term decisions for a more secure future.


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Dr Dan's work in Parliament

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Authorities (22 Feb 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce penalties for local planning authorities that fail to introduce a five-year land supply.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium: Eligibility (6 Feb 2018)
Daniel Poulter: Does the hon. Lady agree that the more we spend on the administration costs of the proposed system, the less money will go towards the pupils? Having an easier system would mean we could spend more of the money on what it should be spent on: the meals that we want children to have.