May’s snap election: Twitter reactions

Theresa May called a snap election on Tuesday morning, prompting quick reactions from players across the political spectrum.

Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the announcement, despite the internal divisions within the Labour party surrounding both Brexit and his leadership. He tweeted a statement:

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron called the General Election a time to “change the direction of the company”, with the Liberal Democrat party recieving over 500 signups in the 20 minutes since May’s announcement.

Ex-Conservative party leader and Prime Minister David Cameron weighed in immediately, calling May ‘brave’ for taking the decision.


Nigel Farage has yet to give his opinion, with his latest tweet showing the fun he had on holiday this weekend…


Many called into question May’s decision, highlighting the promise she made on ascending to the Prime Ministerial position.


The Green Party also welcomed the decision.