But only one side gave him a standing ovation – the government benches.
While Labour and the SNP clapped, breaking Commons convention, few stood in honour of the PM who cut so much from public services.
In an emotional final speech, he said: “I will miss the roar of the crowd. I will miss the barbs of the opposition.
People come here with huge passion and issues they carry.
“They come here with great love for the constituencies they represent.