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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, April 2017

As surprises, go this was one of the best-kept. When Theresa May announced this week, there'd be a General Election in June, no-one was expecting it.

The Commons backed the decision to hold a snap election by 522 votes to 13, formally firing the starting pistol on the election campaign. The Prime Minister urged MPs to "put our fate in the hands of the people"

In the south and south east, what will the people decide? After your votes:-

  • Kelly-Marie Blundell, the Lib Dem candidate in Lewes
  • Henry Bolton, from UKIP in Kent
  • Charlie Elphicke MP, the Conservative member in Dover, and
  • Solomon Curtis, from Labour in Sussex

And we also hear from Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion's MP and the co-leader of the Green Party.

Manali's forecast for Thursday

Most of the region will remain dry today Credit: ITV

in the South East, cloud will increase for all parts after a bright start. Patchy light rain is possible at first, but most parts will stay dry. Feeling cooler than Wednesday. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

The west of the region will stay mostly cloudy and dry, though a little drizzle is possible in the east. We will all get sunny spells, with some longer lasting ones in the west. Maximum Temperature 13 °C

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