MPs are voting this afternoon on whether to back Theresa May's demand for a snap general election.
Parties across Cumbria and the south of Scotland will begin selecting their candidates to fight the election on 8 June.
Former Carlisle MP Eric Martlew believes Labour could regain control of the city from the Conservatives but thinks the party should've pushed for the date of the vote to be delayed.
If I have a criticism of what has gone on this week, the labour party have just said yes we're going to have a general election. If I had been there I'd say we'll have a general election but not on the 8th June we'll have it all a fortnight later and give us all time to get ready for it. They should've been bargaining on this you can't refuse to have a general election because it makes you look frightened."
Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has welcomed the call for a General Election less than two months after she was elected to parliament.Read the full story ›
Local Borders MP says the snap general elections is a clear attempt to 'take advantage of the chaos within the Labour Party'.Read the full story ›
The Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP said in a statement that an election is 'necessary to secure the strong and stable leadership'.Read the full story ›
The Liberal Democrats leader said a snap general election would be a chance to avoid a 'disastrous' hard Brexit.Read the full story ›
Dumfries & Galloway MP, Richard Arkless, says Scotland needs to protect its own interest, after PM Theresa May calls for a general election.Read the full story ›
The First Minister of Scotland has released a statement in reaction to Theresa May's announcement proposing a general election on June 8th.Read the full story ›
Secretary of State for Scotland and Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Mundell has announced his intention to run in the proposed 2017 General Election.
The MP tweeted:
I confirm I will be putting myself forward as a candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale at 2017 General Election #GE17
This comes after UK Prime Minister, Theresa May's announced her intention to have a snap general election on Thursday, the 8th of June.