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Former prime minister David Cameron has endorsed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election on June 8 as "brave" and "right".
Our political correspondent Phil Hornby has been looking at Westminster's reaction to the Prime Minister's call for a General Election:
The view from the West of the ITV Meridian region including the Thames Valley begins with a look at the Prime Minister Theresa May on the campaign trail year ago in Maidenhead in Berkshire.
The view from the eastern part of the ITV Meridian area starts with an interview from Tom Tugendhat, the MP for Tonbridge & Malling.
Theresa May's decision to call an early election has taken people living in her constituency by surprise.
The Prime Minister has been an MP in Maidenhead for 20 years, but even those working in her constituency office weren't warned about the plans.
She made the shock announcement outside the steps of No. 10 after returning from a walking holiday in Wales with her husband.
Political experts say the calling of a snap election is a shrewd decision by Mrs May, who could capitalise on the current weakness of rival parties.
- Watch Sam Holder reporting from Maidenhead
The Medway Towns return three Members of Parliament to Westminster. We take a look at the chances of Labour retaking the area, the party controlled all three seats for a period of thirteen years in recent history. Our correspondent Derek Johnson reports.
Hove in Sussex was the one bright spot for Labour in 2015. There, Peter Kyle was elected. But with a majority of little more than a thousand, it is all to play for once again. John Ryall has our report.
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Here is the full transcript of Robert Peston's exclusive interview with the prime minister after she called for an early General Election.
Why has Theresa May announced that she wants to call an early general election and what happens next?