Stockton North Labour MP, Alex Cunningham, has announced he is to stand in the snap general election.Read the full story ›
Conservative MP for Berwick, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has released a statement following the announcement of the snap election in June.Read the full story ›
A snap General Election would provide a "great opportunity" for Britain to "change the direction" of the country.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said a potential election represents a chance for the UK to alter which path it takes during Brexit negotiations.
Speaking to ITV News, he said: "It's a great opportunity for the British people to choose to change the direction of our country.
"To oppose a hard Brexit, to keep us in the single market and to make sure that we actually have a strong and decent opposition - which only the Liberal Democrats now offer."
He added that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn had "effectively decided" not to be an alternative government.
Theresa May's director of communications has surprisingly announced she will resign her position amid the PM's call for an early election.
Katie Perrior, who was appointed to the role as Mrs May took power last July, leaves a team that includes May's influential former special advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy.
Ms Perrior was a surprise appointment as the former iNHouse Communications boss had no background in journalism.
All the facts about how to make sure you can cast your vote in the snap General Election due to take place on June 8.Read the full story ›
Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton has confirmed he will seek re election in Stockton South.Read the full story ›
Theresa May rang the Queen on Monday to formally confirm her plans to seek an early election on June 8.
The prime minister's spokesperson revealed the call was made as he confirmed the PM's bid for an early vote had received the full backing of the Cabinet.
He also said the timetable for Brexit negotiations would be unaffected by the June 8 vote.
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Theresa May is looking to create an "elective dictatorship" in Westminster by pursuing an early election, Labour MP Stephen Kinnock has told ITV News.
The PM said she wants to go to the polls because of disunity in Parliament as she announced her plans for a June 8 election.
Mr Kinnock said her call for "unity in Westminster" was a "chilling phrase".
"She wants to steamroller through her vision of the United Kingdom, which we know (from) the 'Brextremists' around her is about turning the UK into a European version of the Cayman Islands," he said.
"There needs to be a strong Labour opposition in Parliament to make sure that doesn't happen."
North East experts are lending their analysis on why Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a snap General Election.Read the full story ›