Britain’s former Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday resigned his seat from House of Commons after he lost his EU referendum. He said he didn’t want to be a distraction for his successor Theresa May.
Britain gave its vote to leave the European Union(EU) in June, hours after Cameron quit from his position as Prime Minister and he handed over the power to Theresa May in July.
In a statement Cameron said, “The circumstances of my resignation as prime minister and the realities of modern politics make it very difficult to continue (in parliament)… without the risk of becoming a diversion.”
The former PM said he had told his decision to Prime Minister Theresa May and will stop representing his constituency in Oxfordshire.
He told BBC TV, “I’ve thought about this long and hard over the summer and I’ve decided the right thing to do is to stand down as the Member of Parliament for Witney.”
In June 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU and said the country needed “fresh leadership” to go through Britain’s exit or Brexit.
Since his resignation from his PM position, several times he sat on the back benches of parliament but made very little impact. Earlier, he had said that he would complete his term until the next election in 2020.
Present Prime Minister Theresa May in a statement praised the former PM and she vowed to continue his policy of “one-nation conservatism”, a social reform agenda which included legalizing gay marriages.
Since 2001 Cameron was a member of parliament for Witney, becoming Conservative leader in 2005 and in 2010 Cameron became the youngest Prime Minister at age 43 since Lord Liverpool in 1812.