Outgoing British PM David Cameron will 'miss the roar of the crowd'

Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron, as he prepared to hand over power to Theresa May, was given a standing ovation at the House of Commons by Conservative MPs after his final Prime Minister's Questions.

IANS July 13, 2016 18:58:55 IST
Outgoing British PM David Cameron will  'miss the roar of the crowd'

London: Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron, as he prepared to hand over power to Theresa May, was given a standing ovation at the House of Commons by Conservative MPs after his final Prime Minister's Questions.

Cameron spoke in the House ahead of going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen. Cameron told MPs he would "miss the roar of the crowd", BBC reported.

Outgoing British PM David Cameron will  miss the roar of the crowd

David Cameron. AP

Defending his achievements in office, he said there had been many "amazing moments" during his six years in power.

Home Secretary Theresa May is preparing to succeed Cameron after her own audience with the Queen. After assuming office, May will set about naming her new frontbench team.

Conservative MPs rose to applaud Cameron at the end of his 182nd session as Prime Minister, with Labour MPs, led by Jeremy Corbyn, also joining in.

Cameron said he intended to stay in public life and would be "willing them on", addding: "Nothing is impossible."

Towards the end, he reprised a remark he made to Tony Blair -- during his first PMQs --as opposition leader in 2005, saying: "I was the future once."

During a generally light-hearted and jocular session of Prime Minister's Questions, Cameron said he had clocked up 5,500 questions at the despatch box, joking that he would leave it to others to decide how many he has answered, BBC reported.

He dismissed suggestions he will look to take over as the host of Top Gear or England (football) manager, joking they "sound even harder" than being PM.

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