Theresa May has called for a general election to be held in the UK on 8 June. Here are the latest updates:
- Prime Minister calls for snap general election
- Jeremy Corbyn backs move ahead of Parliament vote
- Nicola Sturgeon condemns attempt to 'force hard Brexit'
- Tim Farron hails 'chance to change direction' of UK
- Tory MPs face being prosecuted for electoral fraud during campaign
- Vince Cable to run for Parliament again
- Lib Dems see rapid membership surge
- Election won't delay Brexit, Downing Street says
- How calling an election works under new law
- Labour MP announces he will not stand for re-election
- Ukip donor to stand against Douglas Carswell
- Value of pound bounces back after announcement tumble
- What the election means for the British economy
- Poll shows Conservatives 21 points ahead of Labour
- Theresa May's speech in full
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The Prime Minister called for a general election to be held on 8 June, saying she had reversed her position on an early vote to ensure stability during Brexit negotiations.
For the election to go ahead, she must secure a two-thirds majority in a vote to be held in the House of Commons tomorrow.
A poll conducted for The Independent showed the Conservatives 21 points ahead of Labour on Saturday, as Jeremy Corbyn's party continues to languish in the polls.
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