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David Cameron steps down as Britain’s Prime Minister

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from his post Wednesday evening, learnt from English media.

Mr Cameron tendered his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II before leaving Buckingham palace and hand over power to his successor, Theresa May, the home secretary, The News York Times reported.

Speaking in a packed parliament, with lawmakers, media, aides and spectators jammed into every corner of the ornate debating chamber, Cameron answered questions with the air of a man looking forward to an afternoon off.

“This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others,” he said. “Other than one meeting this afternoon with her majesty the Queen, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light,” he said to laughter, as his wife Samantha and their children looked on from the public gallery.


Cameron will later pack up his final possessions and move out of the Number 10 Downing Street office leaving behind one key ally: Larry the cat.

“Sadly I can’t take Larry with me, he belongs to the house and the staff love him very much, as do I,” he said, addressing mischievous social media gossip that the cat and Cameron did not get on.

Jokes apart, Cameron sought to shore up his legacy as a reforming prime minister, highlighting his government’s efforts to stabilise the post-financial crisis economy and the passing of gay marriage laws.

“I’ll never forget the day actually at Number 10 when one of the people who works very close to the front door said to me ‘I’m not that interested in politics Mr Cameron, but because of something your lot have done I’m able to marry the person I’ve loved all my life this weekend,’” he said.

“There are many amazing moments in this job but that was one of my favourites.”

He said he would miss the “roar of the crowd” in parliament, but assured his colleagues that he would be willing them on from his new position as a regular lawmaker representing his English constituency of Witney, near Oxford.