Boris has announced he is to step down as Conservative MP for Henley. This will start the ball rolling for a likely By-election on the 26th June. Henley is one of the safest seats for the Conservatives and it looks likely that Oxfordshire councillor John Howell will be a shoe in. He will be standing against Labour's candidate Richard McKenzie, the Lib Dems will be fielding Stephen Kearney, the Greens - Mark Stevenson and UKIP are putting up Chris Adams. UPDATE: The Libertarian party is also putting up a candidate, Ian Parker-Joseph (thanks to Harry in the comments).
As Boris steps down, Barack Obama steps up and announces himself the "the Democratic nominee for president of the United States". However Clinton has yet to concede defeat. Barack is now 1/ 2 favourite to win the US Presidential Election with William Hill who make John McCain the 6/4 outsider.