Cameron resigns Parliament seat

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He is just 49. But former British Prime Minister has chosen end his political career by resigning from his seat in parliament.

The reisgnation came  weeks after he lost a referendum to stay in the European Union.

He said he was resigning to avoid becoming a “distraction”.

Cameron, who came to power in 2010, said he had told Prime Minister Theresa May of his decision to stop representing his constituency in Oxfordshire to make way for someone who could concentrate on the area in central England.

“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,” he told BBC TV.

“In my view with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn’t really possible to be a proper back bench MP (lawmaker) as a former prime minister. I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.”

The former prime minister, 49, stepped down as leader in June shortly after 52 percent of Britons ignored his pleas and voted to leave the European Union, saying the country needed “fresh leadership” to negotiate the country’s exit, or Brexit.

*Reuters

 

 

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