David Cameron stands down - here are his best moments at PMQs

 
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David Cameron Leaves For Parliament To Attend The Last Prime Minister's Questions Before The Election
Cameron has appeared in PMQs for the past 16 years (Source: Getty)

Prime Minister David Cameron will today head to his last session of Prime Minister's Questions, standing at the dispatch box once more before handing over to Theresa May.

Since his first appearance on 7 December 2005, Cameron has faced off with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.

Here are some of the most memorable moments for the outgoing Prime Minister in the House of Commons:

Cameron's research team hard at work

In response to a question from a backbench Labour MP, Cameron shows what the team behind him was made of and the opposition don’t know how to respond.

“I am very grateful to the honourable gentleman for allowing me to clear this up.”

A quieter day in the Commons

Peter Bone had a meeting with his wife and she was very happy with the Prime Minister. I won’t give away too much more.

“I feel on this occasion that I can only go so far.”

A new kind of politics?

Some key lines on the deficit here you’ll have heard a number of times before Cameron digs in at his opponents attire.

“I think I know what my mother would say…”

Straight talking

An easy lay up for David Cameron here from a loyal MP on the economy and need for growth.

“Which we wouldn’t have if we listened to the muttering idiot sitting opposite me.”

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing

Cameron enjoyed marking the passing of the Bard of Avon.

“Shakespeare provides language for every moment.”

Welcoming a new Labour MP

The Prime Minister welcomed Tooting’s new MP after the resignation of Sadiq Khan

“I thought I was having a bad day.”

An interesting document..

After a leaked document from Corbyn’s office on which of his own MPs were hositle or not, the Prime Minsiter had this to say.

“The chief whip’s being a bit quiet because she’s in hostile.”

...Basil Brush

A debate about the NHS descended into an exchange on the pantomime.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m up against Basil Brush.”

Ed Balls can't name a business leader

This debate followed a rather poor interview from then shadow chancellor Ed Balls, in which he failed to name a business leader who would support their party.

“Bill somebody is Labour’s policy.”

Six questions and not a mention of GDP

Cameron responded to a set of questions from Labour which didn’t mention the economic state of the nation.

“But I haven’t finished.”

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