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David Cameron: Theresa May will be in No.10 by Wednesday

David Cameron has given his backing to Theresa May and he’s also confirmed that by Wednesday evening, he’ll be out of Downing Street for good. The Prime Minister said that tomorrow he’ll chair his last Cabinet and that Wednesday’s PMQs will be his final appearance at the despatch box. During his brief statement just now, Cameron said that he was ‘delighted’ his replacement would be the Home Secretary. Here’s what he had to say on the steps of Downing Street:

‘I think Andrea Leadsom has absolutely made the right decision to stand aside and it is clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the Conservative Parliamentary party. I am also delighted that Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister. She is strong, she is confident and she’s more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support. Obviously with these changes we now don’t need a prolonged period of transition and so tomorrow I will chair my last Cabinet meeting. On Wednesday I will attend the House of Commons for Prime Minister’s Questions and then after that I expect to go to the palace and offer my resignation so we will have a new Prime Minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.’

And after turning his back to the camera and walking into No.10 for one of the last times, Cameron’s relief couldn’t have been clearer. Just before heading in, he could be heard humming a tune to himself. Here’s the video:

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