Berkshire MP - the PM Theresa May calls June election

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, who is also the MP for Maidenhead in Berkshire has called for a General Election on 8th June.

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Cameron endorses May's 'brave' and 'right' election call

The election will be Theresa May's first national poll since she succeeded David Cameron in July 2016. Credit: PA

Former prime minister David Cameron has endorsed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election on June 8 as "brave" and "right".

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General Election 2017: the view from the region

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.

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Prime Minister's constituents respond to shock election announcement

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
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