Breaking By Adenike Lucas
Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron has resigned his seat in the House of Commons thereby triggering a by-election.
The former Conservative leader had resigned as prime minister after the June’s EU referendum and was replaced by Theresa May.
Mr Cameron who turns 50 next month (October 9th)and has represented Witney since 2001 says he supports his successor and does not want to be a “distraction.”
“I have thought about this long and hard over the summer and I have decided the right thing to do is to stand down as the member of parliament for Witney. There will be a by-election. I will give the Conservative candidate my full support,” he said.
“But 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. And I support Theresa May. I think she’s got off to a great start. I think she can be a strong prime minister for our country. And I don’t want to be that distraction
“I want Witney to have a new MP that can play a full part in parliamentary and political life without being a distraction.”
Although, he made the promise to carry on till 2020 as a back bench MP, he has decided to stand down from parliament and quit politics. He made this announcement in an interview in his constituency, today.
Mr Cameron who is not expected to be made an Elder states man as of yet, no longer has to declare his income.
He will be fondly remembered for introducing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act , but unfortunately, Mr Cameron will also be remembered for losing the EU referendum.
Others gaffes made by the former PM include calling Nigeria and Afghanistan fantastically corrupt countries.
The by-election is expected to take place soon.