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Thursday 14th
posted by Luke James in Britain

DAVID CAMERON was evicted from Downing Street yesterday after a divisive tenure cut short by a crushing referendum defeat.

The former prime minister was forced to vacate No 10 at just two days notice after Theresa May was unexpectedly coronated as his successor.

Labour wished him and his family well but said he left the country in a “state of insecurity and huge economic uncertainty.”

The departure was so sudden he was forced to find temporary — but plush — accommodation in central London so his children could be near their school until the end of term on Friday.

Mr Cameron hugged his three children and wife Samantha in front of No 10’s famous black door before heading to Buckingham Palace to hand in his notice.

In his final act as prime minister, he claimed he was leaving the country “much stronger” and the economy “immeasurably stronger” after his six years in office.

Attempting to write his own legacy, he spoke of his pride at reducing the deficit, introducing gay marriage, increasing international aid spending and reducing NHS waiting lists.

Earlier, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recognised Mr Cameron’s contribution to securing the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay and legalising gay marriage.

In the pair’s final head-to-head in parliament, Mr Corbyn joked that he would like Mr Cameron to pass on his thanks to his mum “for her advice about ties, suits and songs.”

But he also pointed out his departure coincided with soaring rates of homelessness and a slump in house building.

He suggested Mr Cameron might be better suited to judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing after the resignation of Len Goodman.

Nick Boles, the Tory minister who took the Trade Union Act through Parliament, became the first Cameron loyalist to leave the government, jumping from his post as skills minister before being pushed by Ms May.

Chancellor George Osborne is also set to be moved as Ms May finalised her new Cabinet today.

Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth said Ms May will “inherit a government that remains committed to a failed and unfair policy agenda and which has refused to stand up for working people.”