Dr Liam Fox has been the Conservative MP for North Somerset for 25 years and said he is "looking forward" to the General Election campaign.
History shows it may be too soon to ring the death knell for a party that won three consecutive elections before being unseated in 2010, but the political landscape doesn't suggest a resurrection anytime soon.
That represented a third consecutive General Election victory in Weston for the Conservative candidate, and he is hoping for a similar result in June.
According to analysts, voters could give Europhile politicians a boost in Britain's upcoming election but the effect will be limited and the prospect of a grand alliance to soften Brexit is improbable.
May said the snap election was aimed at overcoming divisions in parliament, succeeding in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, and ensuring stability in the country.
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The 28-year-old would like to return to Atletico Madrid, where Antoine Griezmann could depart for Manchester United. If the Mail are to be believed, Costa may well be given another chance at making that move.
"Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back", asserted the British PM.
May on Wednesday (19 April) returned to a tactic used by the Conservatives in the 2015 election, warning voters they faced a choice between her leadership or a Labour "coalition of chaos led by Jeremy Corbyn" and backed by the SNP and other parties. Previously she had played down the possibility of an early election, and no poll was due until 2020.
Including the pledges in the manifesto would make it extremely hard for Remain-backing Tory MPs to rebel on the issues in House of Commons votes if the party wins the snap election on June 8 and as exit talks go on. The government's current working majority is only 17 seats. The move has, in any case, been welcomed by the opposition with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who stated the party would contest the government over its failure to fix the economy and public services.
He added: "Winning an election will strengthen her position and it means there would be no cliff-edge with a general election hanging over her at the end of the negotiations".
Since calling the snap election, Theresa May has made clear she will make leadership one of the key themes in the coming campaign.
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While O'Reilly survived then, the accumulation of cases outlined in the Times damaged him much more extensively. Francis always swings by the VIP seats at the end of his audience for a quick round of handshakes.
"She told the House of Commons: "[Jeremy] Corbyn, [Tim] Farron and [Nicola] Sturgeon want to unite together to divide our country, and we will not let them do it".
"They think there are rules in politics, which if you don't follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can't really change, then you can't win", he will say.
The Conservative majority forecast by the latest opinion polls might actually soften Brexit by making May less bound to hardliners in her party during delicate negotiations in Brussels, Ford said.
As the debate began, former chancellor George Osborne - who has recently been appointed editor of the "London Evening Standard" - announced he would not be standing for election on June 8.
Mr McDonnell has accused the Prime Minister of putting "party before country" in holding a General Election on June 8.
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