Full May announcement on snap election
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Full May announcement on snap election

Watch Theresa May's full announcement, explaining her reasons for calling a snap election.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."

Read the full text of her statement here.