A GENERAL election has been called.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the next election will take place on July 4.

According to the latest polls by Electoral Calculus, Labour is predicted to win by a landslide with a 98 per cent chance of securing a majority – winning 472 seats as the Conservatives hang on to just 85.

That result is replicated here in Cheshire, with Keir Starmer’s party expected to claim every seat in the county following changes to the boundaries.

The new Mid Cheshire constituency, which now includes Winsford and much of Northwich, is heavily expected to go to Labour, which has a 96 per cent chance of winning.

Labour’s Andrew Cooper is predicted to earn 52.2 per cent of the vote, ahead of Conservative candidate Charles Fifield on 25.6 per cent.

Tatton, generally considered a safe Tory seat, is also expected to turn red.

Current MP Esther McVey could see her share of the vote drop from 57.8 per cent in 2019 to just 29 per cent this time round.

Labour candidate Ryan Jude meanwhile is given a 78 per cent chance of winning the seat by Electoral Calculus, expected to claim 40.4 per cent of the votes.

Another Tory MP who could lose her seat is Congleton’s Fiona Bruce.

The constituency, which includes Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and Alsager, is given a 72 per cent chance of turning red, with Labour predicted to win by a majority of 8.9 per cent.

There is a similar margin of victory expected in the new Chester South and Eddisbury constituency – made up of areas such as Weaverham, Cuddington, Delamere and Tarporley.

Labour’s Angeliki Stogia is predicted to win 37 per cent of the vote, beating Conservative candidate Aphra Brandreth, daughter of former MP and TV host Gyles, by 8.1 per cent.

Elsewhere, Mike Amesbury, currently MP for Weaver Vale, is given a 100 per cent chance of winning his new Runcorn and Helsby seat.

Labour is also predicted to comfortably win the seats covering Chester, Warrington, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield and Crewe.