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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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Cameron's legacy will be 'overshadowed' by EU, says Clarke

Ken Clarke Credit: PA

David Cameron's legacy will be "overshadowed" by his role as the accidental architect of Brexit, according to the former Conservative minister Ken Clarke.

"I'm a friend of David's, so I regret to say, I think for history his legacy will be he's the man who accidentally caused Britain to leave the European Union, he told BBC News.

"There's no getting away from the fact that that will overshadow every other feature of his premiership."

Mr Clarke added that he was "disappointed" by Mr Cameron's decision but said the "chickens came home to roost" after the referendum.

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