David Cameron to Quit as Tory MP

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will leave his post as a Conservative Member of Parliament, BBC News reports. "With the circumstances of my resignation it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister," Cameron said in a television interview. "I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country." He added, "I have thought about this long and hard over the summer and I have decided the right thing to do is to stand down as the member of parliament for Witney. There will be a byelection. I will give the Conservative candidate my full support." Cameron resigned in July following the U.K.’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Cameron was opposed to exiting the E.U.