Where are the UK’s former prime ministers now?

Politics Explained: Theresa May’s predecessors stepped away from politics after vacating No 10, but Brexit has drawn them back into the arena

Chris Baynes
Sunday 21 July 2019 16:40
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Clockwise from top left: former prime ministers David Cameron, Gordon Brown, John Major and Tony Blair
Clockwise from top left: former prime ministers David Cameron, Gordon Brown, John Major and Tony Blair

Theresa May will next week vacate Downing Street, becoming the fifth living former British prime minister.

While the departing Conservative leader will for the time stay on as an MP, history suggests that may not be for long.

Her predecessors David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major had all stepped down by the next general election after they left No 10.

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