Former UK PM David Cameron Quits Parliament


Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will leave his post as a Conservative Member of Parliament, BBC News reports. “With the circumstances of my resignation it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister,” Cameron said in a television interview. “I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.” He added, “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 byelection. I will give the Conservative candidate my full support.”

Cameron resigned in July following the U.K.’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Cameron was opposed to exiting the E.U. Read more at BBC.