Industry Welcomes Decision to Call General Election

The manufacturing industry welcomes the Prime’s Minister decision to call a General Election, says the Chief Executive of EEF.

Theresa May made the announcement that she would be calling for a General Election from the steps of Number 10 Downing Street, on 18th April.

Commenting on the decision, Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said:

“Industry will welcome the Prime Minister’s decision to seek a clear mandate. The last year has been one of considerable uncertainty which, if it had gone on unchecked, would have risked hampering future investment.

“We have significant negotiations to undertake with our partners in the rest of Europe and, doing this with a fresh and stable mandate from the country can only provide greater certainty about the future direction of travel for policy, and the potential to seek the best deal possible for the UK.”

The Prime Minister intends to hold the General Election on 8th June. MPs will vote on the call today (April 19th).

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