LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned his position as a member of Parliament on Monday, three months after stepping down as premier in the wake of the so-called Brexit.
Cameron served as a member of Parliament for the constituency of Witney in the county of Oxfordshire. The constituency has one seat, which is now vacant. A special election will be held.
“In my view, with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister,” Cameron told ITV in an 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.”
In June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, but negotiations between the British government and EU authorities about how the separation would work are underway and wrought with complications.
Uncertainty has defined the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. The British government must establish new trade deals with European partners and determine the immigration status of EU migrants working in the United Kingdom.
Cameron was replaced as prime minister by former Home Secretary Theresa May.