THE NEWS of a snap general election to be held on June 8 surprised commentators and voters alike - not to menion other MPs in the UK Parliament.
Many took to twitter to share their initial thoughts on Theresa May's announcement.
Loading article content— Tommy Sheppard MP (@TommySheppard) April 18, 2017
Well now, what happened to 'now is not the time?' #GE17— Hannah Bardell MP (@HannahB4LiviMP) April 18, 2017
I will be standing again in GE. This is our opportunity to once again reject the Tories’ agenda and provide a strong voice for Scotland.— Mhairi Black MP (@MhairiBlack) April 18, 2017SNP) (@ChrisLawSNP) April 18, 2017
I can confirm that I intend to stand for Lanark & Hamilton East & continue working— Angela Crawley MP (@AngelaCrawleyMP) April 18, 2017
for my constituents & standing up for Scotland #ge17
If you can't trust the Tories about the date of an election, you can't trust them about anything. #VoteSNP— Stewart Hosie (@StewartHosieSNP) April 18, 2017
If there is an election I will put myself forward to stand on my record of being a stronger voice for the communities of Motherwell&Wishaw https://t.co/jpI41bl7Hs— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellowsmp) April 18, 2017
Of Scotland's three remaining unionist MPs, only Ian Murray and David Mundell had passed comment on the election announcement. Alistair Carmichael remains silent.
Maybe, some day, we will have leaders who don't put their party or divisive ideology before country. #GE17— Ian Murray (@IanMurrayMP) April 18, 2017