Farewell to Cameron: standing ovation and jokes

Farewell to Cameron: standing ovation and jokesBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has received a standing ovation from colleagues at the close of his final session. The members of the House of Commons rose as one to thank Cameron for his six years of service as a Conservative prime minister.

During the friendly session Wednesday he was praised for helping to reduce unemployment, fund the National Health Service and improve educational opportunities. Mr. Cameron said his government had reduced child poverty and cracked down on mistreatment of workers.

David Cameron entertained parliament with a series of farewell quips in his last appearance as prime minister.

"This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. Other than one meeting this afternoon with Her Majesty the Queen, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light," Cameron said packed House of Commons.

The prime minister, who was on his way to Buckingham Palace later to tender his resignation to the Queen, told MPs he would "miss the roar of the crowd".

During a generally light-hearted and jocular session of Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron said he had clocked up 5,500 questions at the despatch box, joking that he would leave it to others to decide how many he has answered.

He dismissed suggestions he will look to take over as the host of Top Gear or England manager, joking they "sound even harder" than being PM.
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