A LABOUR MP has said “bring it on” after Boris Johnson announced he hoped to hold a General Election in December.

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said he was preparing for an election very soon.

The Prime Minister announced he will call for a December 12 election as soon as the EU grants an extension to the Brexit deadline.

But the Labour MP said the election was “not Boris’s decision to make”.

“Labour will back an election once we’re sure the country is safe from a no-deal Brexit,” he said.

“But I am currently preparing for an election and I am looking forward to it.”

Conservative Crawley MP Henry Smith said an election was necessary to break the “impasse” on Brexit.

“The people of Britain deserve a say and I hope Labour joins us in giving it to them,” he said.

To call a General Election, a motion would need the backing of two thirds of MPs.