David Cameron has announced that he is resigning as MP for Witney with immediate effect. The news comes two months after he resigned Prime Minister following the result of the referendum.
Cameron said that it had been “an honour” to serve his constituents for the last 15 years.
Cameron said that he preferred not to continue as a backbencher because he risked being a “distraction”. However, he has promised to continue contributing to public life in the future:
“I now look forward to a life outside of Westminster, but hope to continue to play a part in public service and to make a real and useful contribution to the country I love.”
David Cameron will be best remembered for the EU referendum. He held a referendum he didn’t want, and lost the campaign to keep Britain in the EU.