London (Dailymirror): The Prime Minister said that a “fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership” would be good for his party after a second term in charge. Prime Minister David Cameron will NOT seek election for a third time if he remains in 10 Downing Street after the upcoming May 7 general election.
The Tory leader said he was standing for election to serve for a full second term – which could last until 2020 – but joked: “Terms are like shredded wheat : two are wonderful but three might just be too many.”
He named three of his senior colleagues – Home Secretary Theresa May, Chancellor George Osborne and London mayor Boris Johnson – as possible replacements as Conservative leader when he stands down.
In an interview with BBC News, Mr Cameron was directly asked if he would go for a third term if he remained PM after the election.
He replied: “No, I think I’m standing for a full second term.”
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And 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.”