David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, has resigned as a member of Parliament for his constituency of Witney immediately, triggering a by-election.
In a statement released today, Mr Cameron, said he will do “everything he can” to help the Conservative candidate win the election.
He said: “In my view, the circumstances of my resignation as Prime Minister and the realities of modern politics make it very difficult to continue on the backbenches without the risk of becoming a diversion to the important decisions that lie ahead for my successor in Downing Street and the Government.
“I fully support Theresa May and have every confidence that Britain will thrive under her strong leadership.
“It has been an honour to serve the people of Witney and West Oxfordshire for the last 15 years.
“I want to thank them for making the job of representing them such a pleasure and a privilege,” he said.