Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come out in favour of a General Election in June, welcoming today's shock announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May.
May revealed earlier this morning that she would tomorrow ask MPs to back a plan for a vote on 8 June.
However, Corbyn's support is important, because May will need two-thirds of MPs to back her motion for an early election in the House of Commons: May's Conservatives number 330, but 433 members will need to support it.
In a statement, Corbyn said: "I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put hte interests of the majority first."
Labour has been suffering historic polling lows in the build-up to May's announcement today, and one MP has already announced that he will give up his seat in June's vote.