Notts MPs hit the campaign trail after Theresa May called snap general election

Video: Notts Tonight’s Hugh Casswell speaks to MPs Chris Leslie and Mark Spencer

Nottinghamshire MPs have hit the campaign trail after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election earlier this week.

May announced the decision after meeting with her cabinet on Monday (April 17) morning and made the announcement shortly after 11am on Tuesday (April 18) outside 10 Downing Street.

The election received approval after a two-thirds majority vote was passed through the House of Commons.

The general election takes place on Thursday June 8.

Labour MP for Nottingham East Chris Leslie said: “I can honestly say that in this day and age there is no such thing as a safe seat.

“Particularly since the EU referendum, a lot of different issues have come into play; I don’t think a lot of people expected a general election but I’m not surprised Theresa May has called it.

“She has been under such pressure from right-wing Brexiteers in Parliament.”

Conservative MP for Sherwood Mark Spencer said: “Sherwood is always one of those swing constituencies but our record is pretty good, we’ll be out banging on doors getting our message across.

“We’ll be going out with confidence that the people in Sherwood will re-elect me.

“I found out about the election along with anyone else but clearly the Prime Minister had got the plan and what matters now is that we’re off and running and I need to be talking to my electorate.”

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