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David Cameron Will Not Seek Third Term As PM

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David Cameron has said he will not seek a third term as Prime Minister if he is returned to power in the May General Election, reported SkyNews.


The PM named three of his front bench colleagues - Home Secretary Theresa May, Chancellor George Osborne and London mayor Boris Johnson - as potential replacements as Conservative leader when he steps down.

Mr Cameron said he was standing for election to serve for a full second term, but added: "Terms are like shredded wheat : two are wonderful but three might just be too many."

Asked in an interview with BBC News, if he would go for a third term if he remained PM after the election, Mr Cameron said: "No, I think I'm standing for a full second term."

He added: "I'm not saying all prime ministers necessarily definitely go bad, or even go bad at the same rate, but I feel I've got more to bring to this job, the job is half done, the economy's turned round, the deficit is half down and I want to finish the job.

"I didn't just come to do this to, you know, deal with the debts and the mess, I want to go on with the education reforms and the welfare reforms.

"There definitely comes a time where a fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership would be good, and the Conservative Party has got some great people coming up: the Theresa Mays, and the George Osbornes, and the Boris Johnsons.

"You know, there's plenty of talent there. I'm surrounded by very good people. The third term is not something I'm contemplating."

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