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Theresa May blew £141million on the snap election

More than £98million was spent operating polling stations and counts on June 8 Another £42.5million was spent sending out election materials to voters  May called the election three years early to try for a huge majority for Brexit Instead she lost seats and wiped out the Conservative majority in the Commons  

By Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 16:50 BST, 13 September 2017 | Updated: 16:51 BST, 13 September 2017

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Theresa May blew £141million in taxpayer cash by calling the snap election that wiped out her majority.

The Cabinet Office confirmed today the estimated costs for the June 8 poll for the first time.

It said £98.3million would cover fees and expenses incurred by returning officers for running the poll and the counts across the country.

Another £42.5million was spent delivering election materials to every household in the country. 

Theresa May (pictured leaving No 10 today) blew £140million in taxpayer cash by calling the snap election that wiped out her majority

Theresa May (pictured leaving No 10 today) blew £140million in taxpayer cash by calling the snap election that wiped out her majority

The official account for the election revealed today (pictured) shows returning officers spent £98.3million running the polls while £42.5million was spent posting leaflets 

The official account for the election

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