Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

David Cameron resigned as MP for Witney Monday, meaning his role in the House of Commons will end and a by-election will take place.

In a statement, the former prime minister said of life on the backbenches:

I think everything you do would become a big distraction and a big diversion for what the government needs to do for our country. I support Theresa May, I think she’s got off to a great start, I think she can be a strong Prime Minister for our country.

I don’t want to be that distraction. I want Witney to have a new MP who can play a full part in parliamentary and political life without being a distraction.

For some, this didn't really cut:

Anyhow, here's the state of the country at the end of his political career:

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