The former British prime minister, resigns as a member of the parliament.
David Cameron stepped down as Primer minister and head of the Conservative party in May 2016 after the country voted to leave the European Union and he was one of the heads of the Stay campaign. Yesterday he announced he would leave the parliament.
He will be remembered as the Prime Minister who took Britain out of the EU. In 2013 he pledged to hold the referendum as a way to "confront this issue" in a attempt to fight the threat from the right-wing pro Brexit UKIP party. With his resignation, Cameron quits politics altogether, at least for now.
In an interview with the BBC he was asked, “You will admit now, though, won’t you, you will be remembered mostly for taking this country out of the European Union?” “Well, I’m sure I’ll be remembered for keeping that pledge” (to hold a referendum), Cameron replied.
Although Cameron hasn't yet decided what to do next, his decision raise speculation. He's only 49 and has been an MP for the last 15 years. Some say he is planning to get a high-paid corporate job.
But Cameron isn't the only politician who has walked away. Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party who campaigned to Leave quit as soon as his aim was achieved. He argued he wanted his life back. Also, Boris Johnson, former mayor of London was expected to replace Cameron as Prime Minister but stated he wouldn't run for the post. Finally, Michael Gove, after being defeated by Theresa May, the current Prime Minister, didn't receive any place in her cabinet.