|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
11 May 2010
|Preceded by||Gordon Brown|
|Born||9 October 1966
London, England, United Kingdom
|Children||Ivan (deceased), Nancy, Arthur, Florence|
|Religion||Church of England|
David Cameron was born in London, and grew up in Berkshire. He studied at the University of Oxford. He worked as a researcher for Carlton TV, and as an adviser for Conservative politicians Norman Lamont and Michael Howard. He first became a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) at the 2001 General Election for the constituency of Witney, after making an unsuccessful attempt to become an MP during the 1997 General Election. He briefly entered the shadow cabinet in 2005, before being elected leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005.
Cameron led the Conservatives through the 2010 general election, where it received the highest share of the vote and more seats than any other party, but did not win the majority of seats needed to form a government. A Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government was formed and David Cameron became Prime Minister on 11 May 2010. He is Britain's youngest Prime Minister for over 200 years. Since being elected, Cameron's government has declared £6.2 billion worth of cuts to help reduce the budget deficit.
He is married to Samantha Cameron, and they have 3 children. His son Ivan was born with disabilities and died when he was six. His youngest child, Florence, was born on holiday in Cornwall. As she was born in St. Endellion, they decided to make her middle name Endellion.
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