Ex-PM Cameron resigns as MP

13 Sep 16
David Cameron has stepped down as an MP, two months after his resignation as prime minister.

Cameron, who resigned as prime minister following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, said he “did not want to be a distraction” to the new prime minister Theresa May.

Cameron has been MP for Witney since the 2001 general election. He became Conservative leader in 2005 and prime minister in 2010, initially in a coalition government and then a Conservative majority following the 2015 general election.

“As a former prime minister it is very difficult, I think, to sit as a backbencher and not be an enormous diversion and distraction from what the government is doing,” Cameron said following his decision.

In a statement, May said she was proud to serve in David Cameron's government, which had stabalised the economy and made great strides in delivering social reforms.

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