Is it right that Theresa May can become the UK prime minister without a general election?
Should the UK have another general election?
The UK has a new prime minister, in case you hadn’t noticed.
As the fall-out from the Brexit vote continues, Theresa May took over from David Cameron on Wednesday.
Did you vote for her? Of course you didn’t – no-one did. Not even the 330 MPs in her own party voted her in as she walked into the position unopposed.
Is this fair? Is it right that someone can hold a position of extreme importance like this without seeking a popular mandate?
Some have argued that her mandate comes from the Tory majority secured in last year’s general election. Others have pointed to precedence – the Blair-Brown succession, for example.
But others are questioning whether this is a deeply undemocratic move.
That’s why we’re asking: should the UK have another general election?
Vote now – and join in the discussion by leaving a comment.