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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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Corbyn wishes Cameron 'all the best for the future'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sends his best wishes to David Cameron. Credit: Stefan Wermuth / PA Wire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he wished David Cameron "all the best for the future", adding he got on well with him on a "human level".

Mr Corbyn thanked the former prime minister for the "courtesy" he showed him.

He added: "We should respect people who move on to do something else with their lives. I want to wish him all the best for the future."

Speaking as he arrived for a private dinner with the TUC general council in Brighton, Mr Corbyn also joked about the "advice" Mr Cameron said his mother would give him about what to wear.

He also said he wanted to wish him well as a fellow cyclist, but joked he wasn't going to say "on yer bike."

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