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Local politicians react to Theresa May's snap general election announcement

The prime minister said she had "only recently and reluctantly" come to the decision.

It comes less than a month after Downing Street said an early election was "not going to happen".

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Lee Sheriff will not stand in 2017 General Election

Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.

Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.

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