Boris Johnson Asks Queen To Dissolve Parliament

The Metro reports:

Boris Johnson left Downing Street this morning to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace as campaigning for the general election kicked off. The prime minister must formally ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament – shutting it down for five weeks – ahead of the 12 December election.

Mr Johnson will then return to Downing Street where he will announce the start to the Tories general election campaign. The PM will head to the West Midlands this afternoon where he will begin his battle to stay in power, making pledges on the NHS, law and order and getting Brexit done.

Mr Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace at around 10.15am where he was greeted by the Queen’s Equerry and her private secretary Edward Young. He was then ushered inside to the Queen’s private apartment for the formal meeting.