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Old 14th Dec 2018, 17:24
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An election can be held 3 weeks from the initial call.
Legally parliament is prorogued (dissolved) a minimum of 25 working days (5 weeks) prior to the date of an election. The State Opening of Parliament then takes place on the second Monday following the Thursday election when the Queen’s Speech lays down the government’s programme, so the earliest any bill can be presented is the Tuesday after, another 8 working days.

Call it it a minimum of 7 weeks - not 3. In fact, looking at the other essential debates such as over the Queens’s speech etc etc, call it 8-9 weeks.

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