David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister after the UK public voted to leave the European Union in the referendum.pmA tearful Mr Cameron – his wife by his side – said the UK needed “fresh leadership” and that he had already spoken to the Queen about his decision.  The PM campaigned to remain in the EU but the public rejected his arguments and chose to leave the EU by 51.9% to 48.1%.

Speaking to masses of reporters outside Downing Street, the PM said he would aim to have new leader in place by the Tory party conference in October.  “The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected,” Mr Cameron said.  “The country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.”