David Cameron has resigned. Again.
This time, the man who publicly proclaimed “Brits don’t quit” has quit as an MP just a few months after quitting as prime minister.
As always, tweeters were quick to respond with heaps of jokes at the former Tory PM’s expense.
Cameron announced his plan to stand down as MP for Witney, which will trigger a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat, in an interview with ITV on Monday afternoon.
He told ITV News he had thought “long and hard” over the decision but did not want to be a “distraction” from Theresa May’s new government. “I have to start to build a life outside Westminster,” he said.
Cameron added: “In my view, with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister.”
The former prime minister has been MP for Witney since 2001 and became Tory leader in 2005.
His constituency is one of the safest Tory seats in the country and Cameron won re-election to parliament in 2015 with a majority of 25,155.