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Canterbury property developer Quinn Estates says general election will help Kent businesses by ‘sweeping away bureaucracy’

PUBLISHED: 16:20 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 18 April 2017

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Theresa May surprised everyone by announcing today a vote is set to be held on June 8

Theresa May’s surprise decision to call a snap general election this morning will boost Kent businesses by “sweeping away bureaucracy”, a property developer has said.

The prime minister stunned everyone, including members of her own party, when she announced today her intention to hold a vote on June 8 and secure a substantial majority for her and the Conservatives, to strengthen her mandate and negotiating power post-Brexit.

Quinn Estates, a development and investment group based in Canterbury, welcomed the decision, insisting it would remove “red tape” and allow firms across the county to flourish.

Managing director Mark Quinn said: “Calling a snap election is the right thing to do.

“While no one in business wants uncertainty, everything has changed since the last election in 2015.

“We’re leaving the EU and that will mean we need a strong government with a big majority to make sure we get the right things delivered - from new roads and energy plants to delivering the thousands of new homes this country needs.

“This general election, if parliament approves Theresa May’s plan on Wednesday, is a once in a generation chance for parties of all political colours to show real vision and then deliver.

“For businesses, like ourselves, that’s about sweeping away bureaucracy and the red tape around our planning system which is doing so much to hold back the UK’s potential.

“Taking action in this area will be essential for the country to flourish post Brexit.

“Whoever is in charge come June 9, Quinn Estates will be ready and prepared to support the new government in providing the infrastructure, the homes and community development that will power future growth.”

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