The Tory MP praised the Prime Minister and slammed those who called the election a “period of instability”.
He said the vote was about showing a “more united parliamentary face” while negotiating the terms of Britain’s break from the trading bloc.
He told Sky News: “I don’t think you should call an election as a period of instability, you should regard it as an exciting opportunity for people to choose the policies and the people they most want to back, and this is an extraordinary time.
“We have a Prime Minister who wishes to do the right thing, to carry out the majority view of the British people over leaving the European Union.
John Redwood hailed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election
I don’t think you should call an election as a period of instability, you should regard it as an exciting opportunity
“She wishes to do it in a way which brings the country together, it reassures many people who voted to stay in the European Union that it’s going to be economically fine when we’re out with new opportunities for a better Britain.”
Mr Redwood then took aim at the SNP and Lib Dems over their vocal opposition to Brexit.
He said: “The Parliament has been very factious with her [Mrs May] in recent months, particularly from the SNP and Liberal Democrat benches.
“And so, she’s saying to the people ‘try and provide us with a Parliament which can get the job done and can show a more united parliamentary face when we’re negotiating that very important future relationship with the rest of the EU’.”
Politicians react as Theresa May calls snap general election on June 8 Tue, April 18, 2017
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her intention to hold an early general election on June 8
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Theresa May has called for a snap general election
John Redwood said the election would make the UK more "united" during negotiations
The vote is set to take place on June 8 with MPs due to vote tomorrow in the House of Commons on whether to back her call.
Announcing the election, Mrs May said: “As we look to the future the Government has the right plan for negotiating our new relationship with Europe. We want a deep and special partnership between a strong and successful EU and a UK that is free to chart its own way in the world.
“That means we will regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders. And we will be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world.
“This is the right approach and it is in the national interest.
“But the other political parties oppose it. At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster but instead there is division. The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”