Former British PM David Cameron resigns as MP

Former British prime minister David Cameron has announced to resign as Conservative MP for Witney, Oxfordshire, triggering a by-election. 

According to ITV news, Cameron said that he had informed Theresa May of his decision on Monday to quit with immediate effect and she was “very understanding”. 

Cameron said he would have to “build a life outside Westminster” and said  “in my view, with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister.”

“I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.”

“I hope I will continue to contribute in terms of public service.”

In June, Cameron has announced his resignation after Britons voted to leave the European Union. Cameron said he could not lead the country in the process of UK’s separation from the bloc. Theresa May was swiftly appointed as…

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