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Ruth Davidson 'won't stand to replace Cameron in Witney'

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The Scottish Conservatives leader has indicated that she will not seek to take David Cameron's place as the MP for Witney after he stood down today.

Ruth Davidson was seen as a potential front-runner for the safe Conservative seat.

However she threw cold water on the speculation by saying anyone thinking of betting on her taking the seat should 'save their money'.

Osborne says Cameron's resignation is a 'sad day'

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George Osborne has said that David Cameron's resignation from parliament is a "sad day" in a tribute to his key political ally.

Osborne, who served as treasurer under Cameron, said he was sad to see his "great friend" leave British politics.

"I will miss him alongside me on the green benches over the coming years," he wrote on Twitter.

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Cameron's legacy will be damage of Brexit, says Farron

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The Liberal Democrat leader has praised Mr Cameron for forming a coalition government but said his main political legacy would be taking the UK out of Europe to the "huge detriment of future generations".

Tim Farron said that the former prime minister had "demonstrated a capacity to think above and beyond tribal politics" by creating the first post-war coalition government between 2010 and 2015.

He also praised Mr Cameron's qualities of "personal courtesy, humour and thoughtfulness" but said the former leader would be mainly remembered for taking the UK out of the EU in a damaging "gamble".

He has lots of things that he should be proud of but sadly his legacy will be one of accidentally removing us from our closest friends and neighbours in Europe.

He took a politically motivated and short-termist gamble with our country's future, and lost to the huge detriment of future generations. He now leaves the rest of us to pick up the pieces.

– Tim Farron

Theresa May: 'I was proud to work with Cameron'

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Theresa May has said she was "proud " to work in David Cameron's government as she thanked him for his service to the country.

The new prime minister said that the Conservatives had achieved "great things" under her predecessor as he resigned from parliament.

I was proud to serve in David Cameron’s Government – and under his leadership we achieved great things. Not just stabilising the economy, but also making great strides in delivering serious social reform.

His commitment to lead a one nation Government is one that I will continue – and I thank him for everything he has done for the Conservative party and the country.

I wish him and his family well for the future.

– Theresa May

Cameron was right to resign as MP, says Hague

Former Conservative leader William Hague has praised David Cameron for his decision to stand down as an MP.

Mr Cameron has said that he did not want to become a "distraction" from the work of Theresa May's government.

Mr Hague agreed, saying former prime ministers were either viewed as a diversion or accused of doing too little.

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Cameron has 'no plans for the future' after resigning

David Cameron has told ITV News he has no plans for the future after resigning as an MP.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweets:

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