Prime Minister calls snap General Election
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call snap General Election.
Speaking outside Downing Street, she confirmed that an election will be held on 8 June.
The move comes despite the government previously denying it would call a snap election.
The Prime Minister said: "The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.
"Let us remove the risk of uncertainty and instability, and continue to give the country the strong and stable leadership it demands."
May, Conservative MP for Maidenhead since 1997, became Prime Minister on 13 July 2016 having previously served as Home Secretary from May 2010 until July 2016.
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