MPs have welcomed a general election that has been voted on following Brexit being delayed for the third time.

Parliament has voted to hold the election and was being considered by the House of Lords yesterday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes an early election will increase the number of Conservative MPs, making his Brexit plans easier to achieve.

MP Robin Walker said: "We have had four votes on whether there should be an election so I am pleased it is now happening. I think it is really important we get an opportunity for the government to get a majority in the House Of Commons so we can deliver the deal we have on Brexit."

"I very much feel that it is time for people in Worcester who voted 53 percent (for Brexit) to have that vote respected with a deal."

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MP Harriett Baldwin also welcomes the election. “The House of Commons has spoken and we must now hold a general election to attempt to secure a clear majority and a Government which will pass a Brexit deal."

“It is not an ideal situation but I fear that we risk a Parliament which cannot make decisions, cannot pass legislation and cannot deliver on the result of the 2016 referendum."

“I look forward to returning to the constituency next week after this Parliament is formally dissolved."

Stephen Kearney, Liberal Democrat candidate for Worcester said: "We are the Party Of Remain. With Johnson to the far right and Corbyn to the left here we are poised to unleash local talent and energy to take the City and County Forward in a European and Global context."

Nigel Huddleston MP said: “Yesterday, after several previous attempts, Parliament finally voted to hold a General Election on Thursday 12 December."

"I welcome this decision as an opportunity to break the current impasse in Parliament which has stifled progress on Brexit and a range of other important policy areas. I am aware that the appetite for another election is not great. However, over the last weeks and months we have continuously seen Opposition MPs stop, block and frustrate Brexit."

"Whether they voted remain or leave, the vast majority of my constituents tell me they want us to get on and deliver Brexit. The length of time the process has taken has frustrated many people and they are understandably running out of patience with a parliament that keeps allowing delays. The Conservative party, while the largest party in Parliament, does not have a majority and therefore opposition parties can combine to oppose anything the government puts forward. I’m hopeful that this election will be an opportunity for the Conservatives to win a majority and finally deliver on our promise to respect the decision made by the British public in 2016. It is time for us to get the deal through Parliament and then also put more focus on our domestic agenda and the matters that my constituents also really care about like health, education, transport and infrastructure."

"I look forward to the opportunity to get out and about in the constituency in the coming weeks, listening to the views of my constituents, and hearing about their hopes and ambitions for the next government.”