Snap general election cost over £140m

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    Image caption Theresa May sprung a surprise by announcing her general election plans, in a Downing Street statement

    Theresa May’s decision to call June’s snap general election cost taxpayers more than £140m, it has been revealed.

    More than £98m was spent on returning officers’ fees and £42.5m on delivering election literature.

    Mrs May lost her Commons majority in the election, which was called three years earlier than required under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

    The figures, covering England, Scotland and Wales, were published by Cabinet Office Minister Chris Skidmore.

    Mrs May announced the surprise election calling for a stronger mandate going into Brexit negotiations – but now has to rely on a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to survive key votes.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41258026

    The £140,850,000 cost is slightly below the estimated £142m spent on last year’s EU referendum.

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