Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson pays tribute to David Cameron as the former Prime Minister steps down from his role as MP

Stewart Jackson has paid tribute to former Prime Minister David Cameron, who has stepped down as an MP with immediate effect.

Monday, 12th September 2016, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:15 pm
Prime Minister David Cameron at the Peterborough Conservative Club EMN-160605-150948009

Mr Cameron resigned from his role as Prime Minister following the EU referendum in June.

Today (Monday) he said he was also resigning from his role as MP for Witney in Oxfordshire.

Peterborough MP and fellow Conservative Stewart Jackson - who did not always see eye-to-eye with Mr Cameron - said he was ‘surprised’ by the announcement.

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He said: “I’m very surprised by the announcement but perhaps he wants to spend more time with his family and doing other things and who can blame him after 10 very busy years as Prime Minister?

“We were never close but I think he will be remembered more kindly by history as being the man whose commitment to an EU referendum allowed the UK to regain its role as a proud, outward looking Parliamentary democracy and global power again and that’s quite a legacy.”