Prime Minister David Cameron is heading to Buckingham Palace to formally ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament.
From today, MPs are no longer MPs and will not have any Parliamentary privileges unless they are re-elected at the general election on May 7. Ministers, including Mr Cameron, will keep their posts.
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ITV News UK Editor Rohit Kachroo has been with Nigel Farage as the Ukip leader plans his strategy for the ITV Leaders' Debate on Thursday.
It was, in some ways, a unique election launch, but how it will end is anyone's guess.
And we’re off! All aboard the big-blue-battle-bus, union flag fluttering and a typically dry election slogan stretching across the side.