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
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?