Pressure mounts on Cameron over "unrealistic" October departure

Some Tory MPs want EU negotiations to start now

Pressure mounts on Cameron over "unrealistic" October departure

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London. | Photo: PA Images

Conservative party MPs who supported the Brexit referendum are calling for the British Prime Minister to bring forward negotiations with the European Union.

Britain voted to leave the EU last Thursday in a nationwide referendum that has left the country bitterly divided.

One Tory MP who supported the Leave campaign, Bernard Jenkin, has said that David Cameron should bring forward negotiations on the UK's departure from the EU and prevent months of uncertainty.

Cameron announced on Friday morning that he will resign as Prime Minister before the Conservative party conference in October. He said he believed that the new Prime Minister should be the one to begin negotiations with Brussels.

Mr Jenkin said the Prime Minister's plan for his successor to invoke Article 50, which triggers the UK's leave, in the autumn was unrealistic.

Leave campaigner Boris Johnson is considered favourite to take over from Cameron, with other contenders including Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Michael Gove.