General election LIVE: Latest news as MPs vote for general election on December 12

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THE UK is set to go to the polls on December 12 after MPs backed Boris Johnson’s calls for a general election last night.

Boris Johnson saw off Labour and Lib Dem attempts to call the election early after an amendment for a December 9 poll was voted down.

The bill now goes to the House of Lords and if it passes, Brits are going to the ballot boxes.

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