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David Cameron
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 7 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Deputy William Hague
Preceded by Gordon Brown
Leader of the Official Opposition
In office
December 7 2005 – May 7 2010
Preceded by Michael Howard
Succeeded by Harriet Harman
Leader of the British Conservative Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 7 2005
Preceded by Michael Howard
Member of Parliament for Witney
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 8 2001
Preceded by Shaun Woodward
Majority 22,038 (30%, 2011)
Personal details
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Samantha Cameron (nee Sheffield, 1996- present)
Alma mater Oxford University
Profession Corporate director
Politician
Religion Church of England


The Right Honourable David Cameron MP is a British Conservative Party politician, who is currently serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2001 for the safe seat of Witney in Oxfordshire. After holding various positions in Michael Howard's shadow cabinet, he was elected Conservative Party leader in 2005. As leader, he focused on modernising the party's image whilst still retaining traditional right-wing ideals.

Cameron led the party into the May 2010 election, in which the party won a plurality of seats but not a majority. Cameron became Prime Minister of a Conservative minority government, later supported by the Liberal Democrats. Cameron was then re-elected to a second term in the June 2011 election, in which his party won a majority for the first time in 19 years.

Prime Minister

First term (2010-2011)

Cameron's Premiership began on 7 May 2010, after Gordon Brown resigned. Cameron stated that he "looked forward to working with the Liberal Democrats in the future" and that he wanted to "put Britain back on track". Cameron's cabinet was announced on Monday 10 May. Due to the minority sitution of the government, Cameron relied on the Northern Irish DUP and Independent MP Rodney Connor to allow the Queen's Speech to pass. This would be repeated for the government's "emergency budget", mostly drawn up by Chancellor George Osbourne, which reduced public spending significantly but still allowed large amounts on the NHS. After Nick Clegg's election as Liberal Democrats leader in July 2010, a Con/Lib pact was negotiated, in exchange for some concessions. Cameron stated that the pact was "necessary to secure a stable government for Britain." The pact included several concessions, which included the freezing of university fees, a referendum on the voting system, an expansion in renewable energy and the closing of tax loopholes.

The government honoured most of the concessions, but several newspaper articles and comments by senior Cabinet ministers in early 2011 suggested that the government was reluctant to continue the pact for much longer. After the voting system referendum failed and local elections saw better results than expected in May 2011, a few weeks later Cameron "took the plunge" and called another election for June 30.

Second term (2011-present)

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