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David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect

David Cameron is to stand down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat, he has announced.

Mr Cameron told ITV News that he had thought "long and hard" over his choice but had ultimately decided that he would be a "distraction" from the work of government.

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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

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