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Surprise on the streets of Norwich after snap election call

PUBLISHED: 13:27 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 18 April 2017

Members of the public in Norwich react to Theresa May's announcement. Photo from Archant.

Members of the public in Norwich react to Theresa May's announcement. Photo from Archant.

Archant.

There was surprise on the streets of Norwich after the prime minister called for a snap election.

This video shows how Theresa May’s announcement has gone down on the streets of Norwich.

Some people welcomed the call, which the prime minister said she had concluded was the way forward “recently and reluctantly”.

They said it was shrewd move to give herself a mandate ahead of the future negotiations over Brexit, and that the timing had come at a time when there were questions over the chances of success for a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party.

But others said they were disappointed at the call and that it would add to uncertainty.

A motion will be put to Parliament tomorrow and Mrs May will need to get a two-thirds majority to trigger the June 8 general election.

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