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.
Right decision by David Cameron to leave Commons - former Prime Ministers are either accused of doing too little or being a distraction.
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:
David Cameron told Theresa May of his decision to stand down as a Tory MP this afternoon
David Cameron says he has no current plans for his future but, as former Prime Minister, can't be full constituency MP for people of Witney
The former prime minister has stepped down from his position in parliament as he resigned his seat as the MP for Witney.Read the full story ›
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David Cameron, who resigned as prime minister on Wednesday, has condemned the "sickening and dreadful" attack in Nice.
A sickening and dreadful attack in Nice. I know we stand with the French people and share their values. They shall never defeat us.
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It's been 37 years since Margaret Thatcher walked in to 10 Downing Street, but Theresa May is set to make her own mark on history.
Mrs May looks set to appoint a record number of women in her Cabinet later this week.
ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports: