October 28, 2019 / 4:46 PM / 9 months ago

UK Labour to abstain on early election vote: party document

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the Labour party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has instructed its lawmakers to abstain in a vote later on Monday on the government’s attempt to hold an early election, according to an internal party document.

The document, seen by Reuters, told lawmakers: “We will abstain on this motion, colleagues who wish may oppose this item.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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