Theresa May has actually claimed she will certainly stay in Parliament as MP for Maidenhead after tipping down as head of state.
Mrs May informed the Commons she would certainly remain on the backbenches after she leaves workplace at the end ofJuly
Her precursor, David Cameron, stood down as an MP within months of leaving No 10, while Tony Blair activated a by-election on the exact same day asquitting
But various other head of states, most significantly Ted Heath, have actually continued to be in Parliament for years after surrendering power.
Mr Heath spent time in the Commons for 26 years after quitting as Tory leader in 1975, appreciating a in a nutshell and also notoriously stressful connection with his follower, MargaretThatcher
Both Sir John Major and also Gordon Brown offered complete legislative terms as backbench MPs after their political election beats in 1997 and also 2010 specifically.
And one more previous head of state, Alec Douglas-Home, returned to high workplace as international assistant 6 years after leaving DowningStreet
‘Don’t cut and also run’
Mrs May was inquired about her future intents by professional Labour MP Barry Sheerman throughout Prime Minister’sQuestions
Praising her inner voice, Mr Sheerman prompted her not to “cut and run” yet rather to remain in Parliament in order to “give some of the people who will take over after her a bit of the medicine they have given her”.
To joys from the Conservative benches, Mrs May responded: “I will indeed be staying in the chamber of the House of Commons because I will continue as the member of Parliament for my constituency.”
She has actually stood for the Berkshire seat of Maidenhead given that 1997.
When he quit his Witney seat in 2016, Mr Cameron claimed he did not desire to hinder of his follower or be a centerpiece for debates overBrexit
Once upon a time, head of states traditionally approved peerages after their retired life and also saw out the rest of their political lives in family member obscurity in the House ofLords
However, this has actually come to be much much less usual in current years, with ex-prime preachers staying extra energetic in public life, integrating philanthropic tasks with making money on the lecture circuit and also making progressively regular political treatments.