Labour will back an early general election as Boris Johnson asks MPs for December poll

But Mr Corbyn’s move does not mean a December election is certain

Britain is on course for an early general election in December after the Labour Party said it will back an early poll.

Jeremy Corbyn told his shadow Cabinet on Tuesday morning it will support the call for an election before Christmas.

MPs are set to vote on a Government Bill today for an election on December 12, though it is not yet clear which date Labour will support.

Mr Corbyn said: “No Deal is now off the table so tonight Labour will back a General Election. We’re launching the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen.

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