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If Labour wants an election before 2022, they need to take on the Fixed-Term Parliament Act

The law currently works in the Tories' favour—but there might be something Corbyn can do

By Tom Clark  

Neither main party seems that interested in the FTPA—but it could decide both their fates. Photo: PA

Politicians shouldn’t need to be told that the timing of elections matters. The Fixed-Term Parliament Act, however, has been met with a curious lack of curiosity. In the run-up to the 2015 election Labour failed to grapple with it, even though it could have shaped the fate of the minority government they then expected to run. In the months before Theresa May called her snap poll this year, there was—again—a striking lack of interest, this…

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