Snap election called: how it unfolded
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What happened the day the PM called for a General Election?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May 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."

Here's how the story unfolded.

Video edited by Phoebe Frieze.

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