The Prime Minister paid a flying visit today, significantly targeting one of only three Labour constituencies in the South.
Theresa May went door-knocking for votes in Southampton Test, held by Labour last time round. But it appeared to be as much for the cameras as any serious canvassing attempt.
And later, with more publicity in the offing, she visited the local newspaper. Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports.
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.
Here is the full transcript of Robert Peston's exclusive interview with the prime minister after she called for an early General Election.Read the full story ›
We spoke to some people on the streets of Oxford, for their views on the Prime Minister's call for a general election on 8th June 2017.
The MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Nick Gibb - a Conservative, has given his reaction to an election.
Welcome decision to call general election, ensuring we continue to have strong & stable leadership as Britain negotiates exit from the EU.
The Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham, the Conservative, Rehman Chishti, is due to run in the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April. he welcomed the announcement of a general election.