Monthly Archives: June 2016

David Cameron resigns as prime minister

24 June 2016 – David Cameron has just announced he is resigning as prime minister after losing the EU referendum vote.

He did not set a precise timetable but said he would be out of office by October, the Tory party conference. He said the next leader of the Conservatives would have the responsibility of triggering Article 50, the UK’s formal exit from the EU.

Before the referendum Cameron promised to remain in office and invoke Article 50 immediately.