LONDON – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday resigned as the member of the British parliament, saying that he did not want to create problems for new Prime Minister Theresa May.

According to British media, Cameron said that as a former Prime Minister he could not silently sit on the back benches in the parliamentary sessions.

He said: “In my view, the circumstances of my resignation as Prime Minister and the realities of modern politics make it very difficult to continue on the backbenches without the risk of becoming a diversion to the important decisions that lie ahead for my successor in Downing Street and the Government.”

“As a former Prime Minister, you become a reason of distraction and create problems for the incumbent government,” he went on to say.

On the occasion, he also announced a full support for the Conservative candidate for the by-election of the seat vacated by him. He elected Member Parliament from Oxfordshire seat.

David Cameron’s resignations as MP came just two months after he quit as Prime Minister on July 13 in the wake of defeat in the EU referendum –when a majority of British voters decided to leave the EU against his suggestion.