Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has resigned his seat in the House of Common.
Cameron said he did not want to be a backbench distraction to Prime Minister Theresa May and did not deem it appropriate to remain, being a former Prime Minister.
Theresa May, the current Prime Minister said in a brief statement she was proud to serve under David Cameron and could continue on the track of One Nation conservatism.
Cameron’s decision will initiate a by-election in his Oxfordshire seat of Witney, a constituency he represents since 2001. The former PM noted in a statement, “I want Witney to have an MP that can play a full role in parliamentary and political life in a way that I think I would find very difficult, if not impossible.”
Cameron had previously resigned after the vote to Leave the European Union in a referendum he initiated during his time in office.
“I’m sure I will be remembered for keeping that pledge to hold a referendum when many people thought that promise would never be kept. 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,” he had told an ITV broadcaster.
Generally speaking on his legacy, Cameron hopes he will also be remembered for turning the Conservatives into a modernising force while building a strong British economy, adding that he would continue as an MP until the next general election.