|The Right Honourable
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
11 May 2010
|Deputy||Nick Clegg (2010-2015)|
|Preceded by||Gordon Brown|
|Born||9 October 1966
London, England, United Kingdom
|Children||Ivan (deceased), Nancy, Arthur, Florence|
|Religion||Church of England|
David William Donald Cameron MP (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician and the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the British Conservative Party.
Early life and career[change | change source]
David Cameron was born in London, and grew up in Peasemore, Berkshire. He went to Eton College, a private school for boys, when he was thirteen. He then studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 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.
Prime Minister[change | change source]
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 get enough votes to form a government by themselves. 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 was re-elected as Prime Minister in 2015. His party got 36.9% of the vote, a majority. The Liberal Democrats only got 7.9% so the coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats ended.
Personal life[change | change source]
He is married to Samantha Cameron, and they have 3 children. His son Ivan was born with disabilities and died when he was six. Nancy Gwen was born in 2004. His youngest child, Florence, was born on holiday in Cornwall. Because she was born in St. Endellion, they decided to make her middle name Endellion.
He said on Channel 4 News in 2013 that he is a feminist, but some people don't agree. During a debate with MP Angela Eagle at Prime Minister's Questions in April 201 he told her to "calm down, dear". Many people found this rude, and have used it to show how he is not a feminist.
References[change | change source]
- "Ancestry of David Cameron". http://www.wargs.com/noble/cameron.html. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Hall of Fame: David Cameron". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/ps/sites/roughguide/hall_of_fame/pages/david_cameron.shtml. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- "David Cameron". Conservatives.com. http://www.conservatives.com/People/David_Cameron.aspx. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- "David Cameron MP". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/25752.stm. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- "David Cameron MP". Westminster Parliamentary Record. http://www.parliamentaryrecord.com/content/profiles/mp/David-Cameron/Witney/661. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- Reitwiesner, William Addams. "Ancestry of David Cameron". William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services. http://www.wargs.com/noble/cameron.html. Retrieved 2011-04-18.