September 5, 2019 / 11:57 AM / 3 months ago

UK government says parliament will vote on early election again on Monday

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg talks to the media as he leaves media studios in London, Britain August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will on Monday hold another vote on a motion on whether to hold an early election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to hold an election on Oct. 15 but failed to win enough support from lawmakers to do so in a vote on Wednesday.

The opposition Labour Party said it would not support an early election until legislation which aims to block a no-deal exit at the end of October has become law - something which is expected to happen on Monday.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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