David Cameron has announced that he is resigning as MP for Witney. 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.
He said that he was resigning to avoid 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.”
Cameron’s most notable achievement was to hold a referendum he didn’t want and lose. Thus his career adheres to Enoch Powell’s famous dictum:
“All political careers end in failure”.