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MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's 12 December election call

MPs are due to vote later on the government's call to have an election on 12 December.Boris Johnson said if the motion was approved, his Brexit bill would resume its progress through Parliament until that is dissolved on 6 November.Two-thirds of MPs - 434 - would have to back the motion for it to pass under the law which sets election timings.Meanwhile EU ambassadors from the other 27 nations will meet to consider the date of a Brexit deadline extension.They have agreed to delay Brexit and are expected to make a decision on a new date, with an option for the UK to leave earlier if and when a deal is signed off.A draft text of an agreement for the ambassadors includes multiple possible dates for Brexit: 30 November, 31 December or 3 ...