Former British PM David Cameron steps down as Witney MP

| Monday, September 12, 2016 - 21:01
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Resignation of Cameron, who has represented Witney since 2001 with immediate effect triggered a by-election

New Delhi: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday resigned as MP for Witney with immediate effect.

The resignation of the 49-year-old, who represented Witney since 2001, with immediate effect triggered a by-election. However, Cameron said he will continue to live in Witney and that it had been an honour to serve the area.

In July, Cameron stepped down as Britain’s Prime Minister following the historic vote to leave the European Union. He came under severe pressure to quit when in a historic referendum United Kingdom voted 52-48% to leave the EU after 43 years.

Before leaving Downing Street, Cameron said being Prime Minister had been "the greatest honour" of his life.

Cameron in his statement said he would do "everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship" in the coming months.

Following his resignation, Theresa May became Britain’s first woman Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher.

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