Prime Minister David Cameron to step down by October

Posted: Jun 25, 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months but that “fresh leadership” was needed.

The PM had urged the country to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but the UK voted to Leave by 52% to 48%.

Speaking of the Prime Minister’s announcement, Dr. Phillip Lee (MP) noted:

“I was very sad to see David Cameron announce his intention to resign as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party. However, it was a typically honourable and selfless decision from a man who has led our country with distinction for the last six years. As a party, we will now start the process of electing a new leader, who will then go on to form a new government and lead the negotiation of our withdrawal from the European Union.”

“The British people have spoken. It is now the duty of all Parliamentarians to respond in the best interests of our great and good country. At the local level, I am glad that the turnout was high in both Bracknell and Wokingham, with both above the national average. The referendum and the issues the debate raised clearly engaged many new voters, which is very welcome and encouraging. Clearly, there will be some challenging times ahead but, as a nation, we must now come together and concentrate on what is best for the UK as we move into a future outside of the European Union.”

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