http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39629603 UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Justifying the decision, Mrs May referred to Brexit, saying: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not." There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election on Wednesday. Explaining her change of heart on an early election, Mrs May said: "I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election."