Chancellor Philip Hammond’s yearly snapshot of the nation’s finances – which contained tax cuts and spending hikes – has sparked speculation another poll could be on the horizon.
But the prime minister rejected such talk, saying: “We are not preparing for another general election.
“That would not be in the national interest.”
Mr Hammond has also played down the prospect, telling Sky News: “I’ve heard some commentators making this observation, but that’s now how I’ve approached the budget.
“I’ve approached this budget in terms of delivering to the British people a clear view of the better times that are ahead as our economy and public finances turn the corner.”