David Cameron resigns as MP for Witney

David Cameron has announced that he is resigning as MP for Witney, two months after he resigned as Prime Minister.

Cameron said that it had been “an honour” to serve his constituents for the last 15 years. But he felt it was time to leave the House of Commons to avoid being a “distraction”.

However, Cameron 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 would seem to adhere to Enoch Powell’s famous dictum:

“All political careers end in failure”.