CREWE and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has issued a statement, through a spokesman, giving his backing to the General Election announced today.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced a General Election on June 8, this morning, and a spokesman for Edward Timpson said the election is the ‘only way to guarantee security’ for families in Crewe and Nantwich.

A spokesman for Edward Timpson MP said: "Britain needs certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Crewe and Nantwich are no exception to that.

"As our Prime Minister Theresa May has said, the country is coming together, but Westminster is not.

"Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are undermining our country's position.

"The only way to guarantee certainty and security for local families and local jobs in the years ahead is to hold this election.

"It is a one off chance to get this done, and the Crewe and Nantwich Conservatives are relishing the challenge."