Among others supporting a suspension were the actress and activist Anna Friel, who said the election should be delayed.However, political leaders will be reluctant to cancel voting on June 8 for two main reasons.The first is that, while there is a government, there are currently no MPs and no Parliament and the prospect of there not being a parliament for a sustained period of time will be resisted by many.Secondly, many will want the election to go ahead in defiance of the attacks and to show that the democratic process cannot be derailed by terrorism.In 2001, Tony Blair had to postpone an entire election by a month because of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.Mr Blair had let it be known that he had pencilled in the election for May 3 to coincide with local council polls. But he delayed the vote until June 7 because of the difficulty of campaigning while the animal disease was being contained. His views were shared by many on Twitter.One user, called Matt, said he genuinely felt it was no longer safe to press ahead with voting. David Davis said the UK is legally “locked into” holding a general election on June 8 amid calls to postpone the vote in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.The Brexit Secretary suggested that, to change the date of the election, the current laws would have to be changed and that was likely to be impossible because there are currently no MPs and no parliament.Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said the election “will go ahead as planned” as she delivered a statement in Downing Street later on Sunday morning. Within hours of the attack on London Bridge, which cost the lives of seven people and injured dozens more, there were calls on social media for Thursday’s vote to be postponed. “We don’t know, at least I don’t know, I am not briefed this morning on this, but I don’t know whether or not they are deliberately trying to disrupt the general election or whether this is a coincidence of timing.”Mr Davis said he thought suspension of national campaigning would be “relatively brief” which Mrs May confirmed as she said that the election fight would resume in full on Monday. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said: “The Labour Party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury.” He said: “For those of us seeking to serve the people of this country, it is our duty to drive the dialogue on how best to confront and defeat this brand of terrorism. That is what Ukip will be doing today and beyond. Therefore, I refuse to suspend campaigning because this is precisely what the extremists would want us to do.”Mr Farron said: “The election must go ahead as planned. It is right that we suspend our national campaigning for a short while out of respect for those affected by these tragic events, but local campaigning can and must continue.”The remainder of this campaign must be a collective showing of defiance and pride in our democratic values.” But Paul Nuttall, the Ukip leader, said his party will continue to campaign. Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Thank you to the emergency services.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 3, 2017 It is the second time that national campaigning has been suspended during the current election campaign. It was suspended for three days after the Manchester bomb attack on May 22.The call for political activity to be put on hold was made on social media by Mark Oxley in a petition he posted on the Change.org website.”I and I’m quite sure a high percentage of the UK population agree that now is not the time to have a general election, after a second devastating attack I believe it is time to prioritise the safety of our country and its people, that’s why I ask you to call off the general election for the foreseeable future,” he wrote. He said: “Well, let me do it the other way round. I’m not sure it can be legally done. In order to do this, you would have to have some change in the law I think and who is going to do that? Parliament no longer exists, I am not a member of parliament for the duration, as are none of the other people who were Members of Parliament. The Conservatives, Labour, the Green Party and the SNP have all suspended national campaigning with the rest of the major political parties expected to follow suit.However, Ukip has refused to suspend campaigning.Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the election “must go ahead as planned”. Mr Davis was asked by Andrew Marr on BBC One whether the election should be extended and if there is a legal process to do so. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I think we are locked into June 8. I think actually the public would want us to be locked into June 8.“There is a balance of things here. On the one hand, clearly we want to respect people who have been injured and killed. We will want to pay proper respect and, therefore, we don’t want to carry on across it. But, on the other hand, the people doing this are doing this because they despise the freedoms we have and those freedoms can be the freedom to go out on a Saturday night or the freedom to cast a vote.