Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to frontline politics

David Cameron

Friday, November 2, 2018

Downing Street has responded to rumours that David Cameron intends to return to frontline politics, saying that it is "entirely a matter for him".

The 52-year-old ex-Prime Minister reportedly told friends he wanted to make a political comeback as foreign secretary just two years after leaving Downing Street in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to The Sun.

A spokesperson for Theresa May said: "Whether he chooses to seek to return to frontline politics or not is entirely a matter for him."



The spokesperson added that the Prime Minister and Mr Cameron "often speak".

Rumours of Mr Cameron's return to politics drew mockery from some Labour MPs.



Shadow education minister Angela Rayner labelled the rumoured return of Mr Cameron as "bizarre".

Ms Rayner tweeted: "Just when you thought politics couldn't get anymore bizarre.

"No David please stay in retirement you caused enough damage last time."

Emily Thornberry simply posted a facepalm emoji in response to the rumours - an image used to display frustration or embarrassment at a certain situation.