David Cameron's inglorious legacy - in 11 charts

Louis Dor
Tuesday 13 September 2016 13:20
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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:

1. More people are being evicted from their homes than when he was elected

2. Food bank use is up.

3. Levels of real pay are down.

Picture: Financial Inclusion Report

4. Poverty costs the country more than industry, agriculture, employment and transport combined.

5. CEOs are still paid 150 times more than their average employee.

Picture: High Pay Centre

6. Child poverty rates have stopped declining since he took office...

Picture: Full Fact

7. And 3.9 million children were living in poverty in the UK in 2014-15

8. Disposable income still hasn't recovered from the financial crash.

9. Low levels of house building have continued.

10. While homelessness has gone up.

11. And after Brexit, this is what the pound looks like.

Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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