Former U.K. Prime Minister Cameron to Leave Parliament

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron turns away after speaking to the media in front of 10 Downing Street, London, Friday, June, 24, 2016, where he announced he will resign by the time of the Conservative Party conference in the autumn, following ... the result of the EU referendum, in which the Britain voted to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is to stand down as a member of parliament, the British Broadcasting Corp. said on its website Monday. 

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Mr. Cameron served as premier from 2010 until late June, when he stood down following the U.K.'s surprise decision to leave the European Union. Mr. Cameron had led the campaign to preserve the U.K.'s membership. 

He is the member of parliament for Witney in Oxfordshire, England, a seat long held by the ruling Conservative Party. His resignation will trigger a special election to replace him. 

By Jason Douglas

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