Downing Street has rejected former Conservative leader Lord Hague’s call to hold a snap general election.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord Hague said bringing forward an election “would strengthen the government’s hand at home and abroad” which could help with Brexit negotiations.
A No 10 source told the BBC it was not something Prime Minister Theresa May “plans to do or wishes to do”.
The next election is due in May 2020 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.
Lord Hague suggested repealing the legislation, which was brought in by the coalition government, but acknowledged an imminent election was unlikely.