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.
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?
The Prime Minister has made an abrupt turn-around, but will her gamble pay off at the ballot box?