Shadow First Secretary of State Emily Thornberry is eliminated from the UK Labour leadership race after falling two nominations short of advancing to the next round.
Shadow Treasury Minister Clive Lewis announces his candidacy to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party. He is the second person to make this announcement, after Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.
British MP Ian Austin quits Labour over a "culture of extremism, anti-semitism and intolerance" within the party under Jeremy Corbyn, becoming the ninth Labour MP to quit this week. However, unlike the others, he will not be joining The Independent Group.
Three British MPs – Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen – defect from the Conservative Party to The Independent Group, citing their opposition to Brexit and the party's adoption of UKIP policies. This brings the total number of The Independent Group MPs to eleven following recent defections from Labour.
British Prime Minister Theresa May proposes that a snap election for the House of Commons will be held on the 8th of June. A two-thirds majority of the House of Commons is needed to approve this, eventually tomorrow. The Labour and Liberal Democrats party leaders have expressed their support.