When the five Tory leadership candidates arrived for the first TV debate of the campaign at studios in east London, they were greeted by a woman in a chicken costume.
Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson will turn up the heat on Jeremy Corbyn by reiterating his call for the party to back a second EU referendum.
Boris Johnson was ridiculed as he failed to turn up to the first televised debate between Conservative leadership candidates.
Take a look at these headlines: "Election landslide", "Kill off Labour" and "Smash rebel Tories".
Conservative leadership hopeful Dominic Raab has warned the party will be "toast" unless it delivers Brexit by the 31 October deadline.
The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox has said politicians and comedians should be careful of the language they use after Jo Brand joked about throwing battery acid at "unpleasant characters".
Boris Johnson's runaway Tory leadership bandwagon is gathering more pace with a surge in support in two opinion polls and a new high-profile backer, Esther McVey.
Tory leadership contender Sajid Javid has said a "coronation" of Boris Johnson as the party's next leader would be a mistake, declaring: "We had a coronation last time, it didn't work out well."
Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.
Five candidates vying to be the next prime minister are spending the weekend figuring out how best to take on the runaway leader in the race - Boris Johnson.
The field of Conservative leadership contenders has slimmed to six after Health Secretary Matt Hancock dropped out of the race.
Lord Sugar has backed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister - despite having previously suggested he should be jailed for misleading the public over Brexit.
Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to take part in televised debates for the Conservative leadership - months after he described them as "essential".
Founding member of Change UK and former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats.
Despite the bullish statements released by all the surviving leadership camps after the first round leadership vote, most of them were left disappointed.
Change UK has applied to change its name for a third time following a dispute with a petitions website.
Cabinet minister Rory Stewart has issued a stunning threat to "bring down" a Boris Johnson-led government - should his Tory rival suspend parliament in order to push through a no-deal Brexit.
One of the oldest laws of political life might be about to be consigned to history: that the favourite in a Tory leadership race never wins.