BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has paid tribute to colleague David Cameron who has announced he is standing down as an MP.
The former Prime Minister joined the backbenches after resigning from the Government’s top job, following June’s Brexit vote in the UK’s referendum on whether the country should stay in the EU or leave.
But yesterday, the 49-year-old said he was also now quitting as the Member of Parliament for Witney as he ‘did not want to be a distraction’ to the reign of new PM Theresa May.
Mr Cameron has represented Witney since 2001, became Conservative leader in 2005 and the Prime Minister in 2010.
Last year, after five years of coalition with the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives gained an overall majority and was just one year into its term when the EU referendum was held,
Mr Javid, who served under Mr Cameron as the Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Industry, said: “David Cameron has been a brilliant PM for many years.
“He has achieved so much for our country.
“I wish him and his family all the very best in whatever he does next.”