The former chancellor announced he is quitting but will carry on "fighting for that Britain I love" as editor of the Evening Standard.Read the full story ›
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has questioned Theresa May's refusal to take part in televised election debates ahead of the General Election.
Speaking during a heated PMQs in the Commons, Mr Corbyn said his party "welcome" the election, but said "this is a Prime Minster who promised there wouldn't be one."
He added: "[The Prime Minster] says it's about leadership yet is refusing to defend her record in television debates.
"If she's so proud of her record, why won't she debate it?"
In reply, Theresa May said: "I have been answering his questions and debating these matters every Wednesday since Parliament has been sitting since I became Prime Minister."
Some 150,000 applications were made on Tuesday, with over 51,000 received from people aged 25-34.Read the full story ›
The pro-Brexit newspaper's coverage of the snap election call was condemned as "nasty" and "divisive" by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.Read the full story ›
Former Cornish Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George asks people to decide whether he should stand in general electionRead the full story ›
Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.
The Prime Minister said she believed campaigning should be getting "out and about" meeting voters.Read the full story ›
Theresa May must take her plan for an early general election to the House of Commons, where she will need the support of 434 MPs.Read the full story ›
Wednesday's newspapers splash with Theresa May's decision to call a general election - a 'bolt from the blue', as The Telegraph puts it.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates
The Prime Minister called for an early general election on Tuesday just weeks after starting the formal process of Britain leaving the EU, causing exasperation amongst some EU leaders.
ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates says the impact of the announcement will result in split reactions, welcomed by business owners but criticised as wasting Brexit negotiating time by others.