David Cameron

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David Cameron
Cameron as Prime Meenister, 2010
Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick
In office
11 Mey 2010 – 13 Julie 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputeNick Clegg (2010-2015)
First SecretaryWilliam Hague (2010-15)
George Osborne (2015-16)
Precedit biGordon Brown
Succeedit biTheresa May
Leader o the Opposition
In office
6 December 2005 – 11 Mey 2010
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterTony Blair
Gordon Brown
DeputeWilliam Hague
Precedit biMichael Howard
Succeedit biHarriet Harman
Leader o the Conservative Pairty
In office
6 December 2005 – 11 Julie 2016
Precedit biMichael Howard
Succeedit biTheresa May
Shaidae Secretary o State for Education an Skills
In office
6 Mey 2005 – 6 December 2005
LeaderMichael Howard
Precedit biTim Yeo
Succeedit biDavid Willetts
Memmer o Parliament
for Witney
In office
7 Juin 2001 – 12 September 2016
Precedit biShaun Woodward
Succeedit biRobert Courts
Majority22,740 (39.4%)
Personal details
BornDavid William Donald Cameron
(1966-10-09) 9 October 1966 (age 57)
Lunnon, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Poleetical pairtyConservative
Spoose(s)Samantha Sheffield (1996–present)
BairnsIvan Reginald Ian (Deceased)
Nancy Gwen
Arthur Elwen
Florence Rose Endellion
Residence10 Downing Street
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
ReligionKirk o England (Anglican)
WabsteidPairty wabsteid

David William Donald Cameron (pronunciation: /ˈkæmərən/; born 9 October 1966) is an umwhile Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick, First Laird o the Treasury, Meenister for the Ceevil Service an Leader o the Conservative Pairty. He representit Witney as its Memmer o Parliament (MP).[1] Cameron identifies as a Ane-Naition Conservative, an haes been associatit wi baith economically leeberal an socially leeberal policies.

Born in Lunnon tae walthy upper middle-cless parents, Cameron wis eddicatit at Heatherdown School, Eton College, an Brasenose College, Oxford. Frae 1988 til 1993 he wirked at the Conservative Research Department, assistin the Conservative Prime Meenister John Major, afore leavin politics tae wirk for Carlton Communications in 1994. Becomin ae MP in 2001, he serrt in the opposition shaidae cabinet unner Conservative leader Michael Howard, succeedin Howard in 2005. Cameron socht tae rebrand the Conservatives, embracin an increasinly socially leeberal position. The 2010 general election led tae Cameron becomin Prime Meenister as the heid o a coaleetion govrenment wi the Leeberal Democrats – the youngest hauder o the office sin the 1810s.[2] His premiership wis merked bi the ongangin effects o the late-2000s financial crisis; this involved a muckle deficit in govrenment finances that his govrenment socht tae reduce throu austerity meisurs. His administraction introduced muckle-scale chynges tae welfare, immigration policy, eddication, an healcare.[3] It privatised the Ryal Mail an some ither state assets, an legalised same-sex mairiage.

Internaitionally, his govrenment intervened militarily in the Libian Ceevil War an later authorised the bombin o the Islamic State o Iraq an the Levant; domestically, his govrenment owersaw the referendum on votin reform an Scots unthirldom referendum, baith o that confirmed Cameron's favoured ootcome. Whan the Conservatives siccared an unexpectit majority in the 2015 general election he remaint as Prime Meenister, this time leadin a Conservative-anly govrenment. Tae fulfil a manifesto pledge, he introduced a referendum on the UK's conteenuin membership o the EU. Cameron supportit conteena'd membership; follaein the success o the Leave vote,[4] he demittit for tae mak wey for a new Prime Meenister an wis succeedit bi Theresa May.[4][5]

Cameron haes been praised for modrenisin the Conservative Pairty an for decreasin the Unitit Kinrick's naitional deficit. Conversely, he haes been criticised bi feegurs on baith the left an richt, an haes been accuised o political opportunism an elitism.

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  1. "David Cameron - Witney Conservatives". Witney Conservatives. Witney Conservatives. 6 Mey 2010. Archived frae the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. Hough, Andrew (11 Mey 2010). "David Cameron becomes youngest Prime Minister in almost 200 years". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived frae the original on 13 Mey 2010. Retrieved 11 Mey 2010.
  3. Morris, Nigel (22 Mey 2014). "David Cameron sticks to his guns on immigration reduction pledge even while numbers rise". The Independent. London. Archived frae the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 5 Julie 2014.
  4. a b "EU referendum: UK votes to leave in historic referendum – BBC News" (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Juin 2016.
  5. Stewart, Heather; Mason, Rowena; Syal, Rajeev (24 Juin 2016). "David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union". The Guardian. PM announces resignation following victory for leave supporters after divisive referendum campaign