People in the Pacific island nation of Cook Islands go to the polls for the general election as well as a referendum on reducing the number of MPs.
- The Cook Islands Party wins a majority of seats in the Cook Islands general election, defeating the incumbent Democratic Party. Henry Puna will become the next Prime Minister.
- Cook Islands Prime Minister Jim Marurai sets the date for the upcoming 2010 general election for November 17th.
- The UK Independence Party (UKIP)'s only MP, Douglas Carswell, quits the party to become an independent MP.
- Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron resigns as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election.
- The British Parliament debates a petition, signed by more than 560,000 people, calling for the Home Secretary to ban, because of 'hate speech,' United States Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the United Kingdom. Almost all of the 50 MPs (member of parliament), of the 650-member legislative body, present criticized Trump -- especially his comments on Muslims -- but few supported an entry ban.