by 👨💻 Graham Pierrepoint
In light of UK citizens voting to take their country out of the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron – who spearheaded the ‘Remain’ campaign – advised that he would be standing down from his post as UK leader, a job he has held for six years. Cameron has advised that he will be in control of the party and the government until October, when it is expected that a new leader of the Conservatives, and the country, will be found. Cameron leaves his post following results which have continued to cause surprise across the world – and it is a move that some may not have been expecting. Similarly, leader of the Labour Party and opposition Jeremy Corbyn has been the recipient of calls to resign from within his own ranks, as he too was an advocate of remaining in the union – however, such calls are yet to have been addressed in full.
Cameron’s departure will leave a sizable gap for the party and the government to fill – and many media outlets are speculating as to who will be stepping up to take on the role of Prime Minister. Many are claiming that former London Mayor Boris Johnson will be the prime candidate to take over the role – and while others are yet to propose their candidacy, George Osborne has been considered a front runner for the position for considerable time during his tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer. No candidates have yet been revealed to be running for the position, however, it is likely that there will be further news on who may take up the reins of Prime Minister in the weeks to come.
The resignation of David Cameron comes as just one of the major events that have unfolded in the first 24 hours since the UK chose to leave the European Union – and with many European representatives weighing in on the aftermath, it is likely to be a story that will reverberate for some time to come – particularly for citizens of the UK, who will not only adjust to a host of new changes to their country’s economy and legislature, but will also be ushering in an entirely new leader of the country later on this year. As a number of large stories continue to unfold as a result of Brexit, we will be sure to bring you any further news as soon as it emerges.