Real reason David Cameron decided to step back from frontline Tories revealed | Politics | News

David Cameron has insisted he will “continue to support the party and help where I can” after quitting frontline politics.

The former Prime Minister told Rishi Sunak he was resigning as the shadow foreign secretary must be sitting in the House of Commons.

Lord Cameron was made a Peer by Mr Sunak so that he could serve in Government.

He sits in the House of Lords.

Former deputy foreign secretary Andrew Mitchell has taken up the role while Richard Fuller – former economic secretary to the Treasury – is the new Conservative chairman.

The party has named Jeremy Hunt its shadow chancellor, with James Cleverly shadow home secretary, mirroring the portfolios they held in government.

Kemi Badenoch has become shadow levelling-up secretary, while Kevin Hollinrake will shadow Ms Badenoch’s former Business Secretary post and Mims Davies becomes shadow women and equalities minister.

Posting the reason for his resignation on X, formerly Twitter, Lord Cameron said: “It’s been a huge honour to serve as Foreign Secretary, but clearly the Conservative Party in opposition will need to shadow the new Foreign Secretary from the Commons.

“So I told Rishi Sunak that I would step back. I’m delighted that the Shadow Foreign Secretary role has gone to my good friend Andrew Mitchell.

“As a committed Conservative I will continue to support the Party and help where I can as we rebuild from the very disappointing election result.”

Mr Fuller said: “The Conservative Party has had a difficult election and it is important that we regroup and reflect on these results.

“We should also challenge ourselves candidly and deeply on the strengths of the Conservative Party across the country and outline where improvements can be made.

“I am honoured to be asked to act as interim Chairman of the Conservative Party and to be working alongside colleagues in the Shadow Cabinet.

“United as a party we will be ready and able to hold this new Labour government to account every step of the way.”

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