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You probably didn't want to hear it again, but in case you haven't heard, we're heading into a general election on June 8.

I know what you're thinking here, it's a straight up fight between the Conservatives and Labour for who will become our next leader. Well, not if one petition has anything to do with it.

Step aside Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, the people are calling for a new top dog in town...

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Documentary filmmaker and full-time legend Louis Theroux.

The petition titled 'Make Louis Theroux prime minister, because the political class is failing' heralds the 46-year-old BBC documentary as 'one of the most understanding, smart and trusted men in the UK' who 'has more skills to work out what is best for post-Brexit Britain than May, Farage and Corbyn combined'.

It continues: "Since the EU referendum in Britain, politicians, experts and those with the country in their hands have failed to show they are capable of leading the nation during this complex time.

"We call on the government to accept that the only right thing to do is appoint presenter, documentary maker and national treasure Louis Theroux as the next prime minister.

"And if he fails, at least he can make a bloody good film about it (or become leader of the opposition and fire some pretty great questions around the Houses of Parliament)."

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They've even put forward a #LouisForPM hashtag for people to pledge their allegiance to him.

The petition has 2,247 supporters at the time of writing and you can sign it here.

With the announcement of the election coming so suddenly a lot of people still aren't sure how to react.

Yesterday talked to members of the LADbible community about what they thought of the shock announcement and here's what you had to say...

How the LADbible community reacted to the announcement

Arthur, a 23-year-old health researcher from South East London, told us that he felt betrayed by the Prime Minister's decision.

He said: "To be honest, I was a bit surprised to hear the news. I think it's quite hypocritical and disingenuous of her. She voted for the fixed-term Parliament Act, and she was telling us less than a couple of weeks ago that she didn't want an early election because it would create uncertainty.

"I don't think anything has changed since then, meaning she must have known and been planning while she was still promising us she wouldn't hold one. She lied to the public to help her gain an unfair advantage in this election.

"We've only just triggered Article 50 and now we'll be missing out vital months from our two-year Brexit negotiation period. It just seems a bad decision all round."

Jack, a 24-year-old Trainee Business Psychologist, is optimistic about the coming election as he is hoping for a Conservative victory.

He said: "Theresa should probably have not U-turned so quickly, that just opens her up to low fruit criticism from the press, and I think it's going to drain the economy a bit, as all elections do. But I do think it's in the interest of the country to have up-to-date representation in the Lower House.

"Presuming it does go ahead, I reckon Labour will see a huge loss, Lib Dems will see a large gain to fill the gap left by them, and Conservatives will have a Thatcher-level landslide, with even the SNP losing a few seats to the Conservatives near the England-Scotland border.

"It is time for the demise of Labour and for the Lib Dems to take their position as opposition to a massive Conservative party."

Amy, a 17-year-old A-Level student, who will soon turn 18, said that she is excited to finally be able to help decide the country's future.

She told us: "I registered to vote the moment I turned 16. I've been interested in politics for as long as I can remember and I'm very much looking forward to participating in democracy.

"I would like Jeremy Corbyn to win, although I will be using my vote wisely and voting tactically. My constituency has been voting Conservative since 1795, and I'm worried the Conservative party will win the election and mess around with the mental health budget.

"Coming from a working class family, I'm worried about if I'll be able to afford my own health care and medications."

Luke, a 19-year-old broadcast journalism student, at Nottingham Trent University, is happy to see an election being called and he predicts a Tory landslide could mean a smoother Brexit.

He said: "It has to done. I was surprised an election wasn't called earlier, to be honest. Theresa's party were against Brexit, they lost the vote which resulted in not only David Cameron resigning but the beginning of a process we were clearly unprepared for.

"An election win kills two birds with one stone by feeding unelectable Corbyn and Labour to the hounds and getting a large majority in Parliament - thus gaining a powerful political mandate from the people. Simple politics, really. "

Jamie, a 25-year-old campsite worker who lives in the Lake District, said that although he would be supporting Labour in the election he didn't hold much hope.

He said: "I've been saying that it's the political equivalent of a heavyweight champion announcing a rematch with his biggest rival in six weeks' time, except in the time since their first match the rival has lost all fitness.

"It seems quite obvious what will happen. The Tories will get a strong majority, Labour will lose a lot of seats, Lib Dems will gain a few, Corbyn will resign and there'll be a new Scottish referendum which will produce the same result. So, things will be pretty much the same as they were yesterday.

"This means rises in inflation, further privatisation of the NHS and other services and more awkward sucking up to the US."

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Whatever you think , remember, if you don't register to vote, you won't get a chance to decide the General Election's outcome.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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