When will the election be? It’s the question that is asked whenever MPs meet. Over the Christmas recess, the issue has once again been driven up the news agenda. The reason? The announcement from the Chancellor that the Spring budget is due to take place March 6. Given this is the earliest the annual fiscal event has been scheduled for since the Tories entered government in 2010, it has added to talk that Rishi Sunak could opt for a spring election rather than waiting until the autumn.
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