Edith Bald, the Conservative group leader in Milton Keynes, has claimed it’s vital MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart keep their seats at the General Election.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced a shock snap election will take place on June 8 as she looks to strengthen her grip on power in the United Kingdom.

And Mr Lancaster and Mr Stewart, who have both been Milton Keynes MPs since 2005 will be hoping to retain their seats, with the local Tory leader Edith Bald offering the pair her support and praising the Prime Minister for her decision.

She said: “The PM has shown real leadership in calling for a General Election as she looks to offer the country a stable and effective government as we negotiate our exit from the EU.

“It is vital we have two experienced and hard working MPs fighting Milton Keynes’ corner and that is exactly what Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart have been doing and will continue to do. They give our city the strongest possible voice and I wish them the very best of luck to June 8th”