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Cameron prepares to hand over to Theresa

  • Published at 05:08 am July 13th, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:01 pm July 13th, 2016
Cameron prepares to hand over to Theresa
David Cameron will leave Downing Street for the final time as PM later, with Theresa May waiting to replace him. Cameron will face his last Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons, before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen. He told the Daily Telegraph: "As I leave today, I hope that people will see a stronger country. It has been a privilege to serve the country I love." After taking office, May will set about naming her own frontbench team. The current home secretary, 59, was the only remaining candidate in the Conservative leadership contest following Andrea Leadsom's withdrawal on Monday. The contest began when Cameron, who has been prime minister since 2010, announced he would step down after losing the EU referendum in June. Cameron told the Telegraph: "I came into Downing Street to confront our problems as a country and lead people through difficult decisions so that together we could reach better times. "As I leave today, I hope that people will see a stronger country, a thriving economy, and more chances to get on in life." At midday Cameron, who has said he plans to continue as MP for Witney in Oxfordshire, will face Prime Minister's Questions for the 182nd and final time as PM - his 319th in total as Tory leader. Later, after the PM has tendered his resignation to the Queen, May will have her own visit to Buckingham Palace, when she will accept the monarch's offer to form a new government. She will return to No 10 as the country's second female prime minister, following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher. Removal vans were spotted outside Downing Street on Tuesday, as Cameron's ministers paid tribute to him in his final cabinet meeting. "There was a feeling across the cabinet of great pride at what David Cameron has achieved over the last six years, sadness that it has ended, in a way, perhaps much quicker than people thought," said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The swift transition of power comes after the expected nine-week leadership campaign was truncated to just a couple of days by leading Brexit campaigner Andrea Leadsom's surprise withdrawal. May, who backed a vote to remain in the EU, is expected to announce her ministerial team shortly after taking charge. She is expected to appoint a minister in charge of leading the Brexit negotiations, while Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has been tipped to take over as chancellor from George Osborne. She is also expected to promote a number of women to senior positions.
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