British elections are fixed in law but can be changed with a two-thirds majority in the Commons - a threshold easily passed during Wednesday's vote. May did not announce plans for a general election before, particularly given that a string of recent opinion polls have put her well ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour.
The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats say they welcome the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party says the election call is a cynical ploy.
Since being fired by Theresa May, Osborne has earned lucrative speaking fees and taken on an advisory role for American investment giant Blackrock.
May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to bring forward an election that was not due until 2020.
The prime minister also said she absolutely did not agree with a Daily Mail front page urging her to "crush the saboteurs" who voted remain. "I've been very clear that I think we need that period of time, that stability, to be able to deal with the issues that the country is facing and have that election in 2020".
During the 2015 election campaign, some five million applications to register to vote were made from January 1 and the deadline on April 20 - yet the number registered to vote increased by only 1.4 million.
That approach risks satisfying neither its traditional working-class supporters, many of whom backed leaving the European Union, or its urban, pro-European members - leaving many commentators predicting an electoral disaster.
United Kingdom commentators say the relentless political logic of an early election, that the Conservatives are expected to win well, has proved too tempting. Leaders of European Union states are due to adopt negotiating guidelines at an April 29 summit, and the bloc will prepare detailed plans for the talks with Britain by late May.
In a shock announcement, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early g. "You have a moral duty to hold these debates", he said. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption".
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Sturgeon said yesterday that May was seeking "to crush the voices of people who disagree with her".
But Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, described the decision as a "huge political miscalculation" that could help her efforts to hold a new independence referendum.
In a repeat of an election tactic successfully wielded against Ed Miliband in 2015, Theresa May has sought to cast the upcoming election as a choice between "strong leadership" from the Conservatives or a "coalition of chaos" with Labour propped up by the SNP and other smaller parties.
"Only by voting Labour can we get rid of Theresa May and stop further cuts to public services. I hope the former will be the case".
"It is a decision that will shape the future of this country". He added: "If it isn't a triumphant success, it will be to some extent a personal failure".
Coupled with an unnerving and growing undercurrent of public cynicism about Ms May's decision to go for a snap election, the decision not to take part can only damage her hitherto respectable public approval ratings.
Mrs May told The Sun "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us" but "now we will be much freer".
She also claimed Labour, the Liberal Democrats and SNP were intent on "frustrating the Brexit process".
Experts predict that her ruling Conservative Party could win around 100 more seats at the election on 8 June, which should bolster support for her Brexit plan - a prospect that has strengthened the pound. For months the Prime Minister has said that a snap, early election was, in her view, the last thing the country needed.