Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the nation to seek a General Election on 8th June.
What was the political reaction to this?
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party
"I welcome the PM's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first."
Former Prime Minister David Cameron
"Brave - and right - decision by PM. My very best wishes to all Conservative candidates."
Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party
"The Tories see a chance to move the UK to the right, force through hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts. Let's stand up for Scotland."
Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
"This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.
If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.
Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority."