David Cameron

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David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016.wikipedia
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Cameron–Clegg coalition

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The 2010 general election led to Cameron becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats – the youngest holder of the office since the 1810s.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg formed the Cameron–Clegg coalition, after the former was invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government, following the resignation of Prime Minister Gordon Brown on 11 May 2010.

2010 United Kingdom general election

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The 2010 general election led to Cameron becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats – the youngest holder of the office since the 1810s.
The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, won the largest number of votes and seats, but still fell 20 seats short.

Premiership of David Cameron

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His premiership was marked by the ongoing effects of the late-2000s financial crisis; these involved a large deficit in government finances that his government sought to reduce through austerity measures.
The premiership of David Cameron began on 11 May 2010 when Cameron accepted the Queen's invitation to form a government.

2016 Conservative Party leadership election

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Cameron supported continued membership; following the success of the Leave vote, he resigned to make way for a new Prime Minister and was succeeded by Theresa May.
The 2016 Conservative Party leadership election occurred as a result of Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation as party leader.

Liberal Democrats (UK)

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The 2010 general election led to Cameron becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats – the youngest holder of the office since the 1810s. When commenting in 2006 on his former pupil's ideas about a "Bill of Rights" to replace the Human Rights Act, however, Professor Bogdanor, himself a Liberal Democrat, said, "I think he is very confused. I've read his speech and it's filled with contradictions. There are one or two good things in it but one glimpses them, as it were, through a mist of misunderstanding".
Under its leader Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats were junior partners in David Cameron's Conservative-led coalition government in which Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister.

2001 United Kingdom general election

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He was the member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
Although they did not gain many seats, three of the few new MPs elected were future Conservative Prime Ministers David Cameron and Boris Johnson and future Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne; who would serve in the same Cabinet as Cameron from 2010-16.

Witney (UK Parliament constituency)

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He was the member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
The constituency was represented from 2001-2016 by David Cameron, who was Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005-2016 and Prime Minister from 2010-2016.

2015 United Kingdom general election

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When the Conservatives secured an unexpected majority in the 2015 general election he remained as Prime Minister, this time leading a Conservative-only government.
Forming the first Conservative majority government since 1992, David Cameron became the first Prime Minister since 1900 to continue in office immediately after a term of at least four years with a larger popular vote share, and the only Prime Minister other than Margaret Thatcher to continue in office immediately after a term of at least four years with a greater number of seats.

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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To fulfil a manifesto pledge, he introduced a referendum on the UK's continuing membership of the EU.
Britain Stronger in Europe was the official group campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU, and was endorsed by the Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne.

Theresa May

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Cameron supported continued membership; following the success of the Leave vote, he resigned to make way for a new Prime Minister and was succeeded by Theresa May.
After David Cameron resigned, May was elected Conservative Party leader and became the UK's second female Prime Minister.

Michael Howard

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Becoming an MP in 2001, he served in the opposition shadow cabinet under Conservative leader Michael Howard, and succeeded Howard in 2005.
Following the election, Howard resigned as leader and was succeeded by David Cameron.

2011 United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum

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Internationally, his government intervened militarily in the Libyan Civil War and later authorised the bombing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; domestically, his government oversaw the referendum on voting reform and Scottish independence referendum, both of which confirmed Cameron's favoured outcome.
Hague and Conservative leader David Cameron said that this was in response to Labour offering the Liberal Democrats the alternative vote without a referendum, although it later emerged that Labour had not made such an offer.

2014 Scottish independence referendum

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Internationally, his government intervened militarily in the Libyan Civil War and later authorised the bombing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; domestically, his government oversaw the referendum on voting reform and Scottish independence referendum, both of which confirmed Cameron's favoured outcome.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Salmond on his "emphatic win", but pledged that he would campaign for the Union if the SNP carried out their pledge to hold a referendum.

Conservative Research Department

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From 1988 to 1993 he worked at the Conservative Research Department, latterly assisting the Conservative Prime Minister John Major, before leaving politics to work for Carlton Communications in 1994.
Former CRD advisers to have served in the Cabinet include former Prime Minister David Cameron, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Letwin and former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

2016 Witney by-election

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He was the member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) David Cameron on 12 September 2016.

Eton College

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Born in London to an upper-middle-class family, Cameron was educated at Heatherdown School, Eton College, and Brasenose College, Oxford.
In 2019, Boris Johnson became the 20th British prime minister to have attended the school, and the fifth since the end of the Second World War David Cameron was the 19th British prime minister to have attended the school, and recommended that Eton set up a school in the state sector to help drive up standards.

Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet

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Cameron is the younger son of Ian Donald Cameron (1932–2010) a stockbroker, and his wife Mary Fleur ( Mount; born 1934), a retired Justice of the Peace and a daughter of Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Malcolm Mount of Wasing Place, 2nd Baronet TD (28 December 1904 – 22 June 1993) was a British Army officer, High Sheriff of Berkshire and grandfather to David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

List of prime ministers of the United Kingdom by age

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The 2010 general election led to Cameron becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats – the youngest holder of the office since the 1810s.
The youngest living former prime minister is David Cameron, born 9 October 1966 (aged ).

Philosophy, politics and economics

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In October 1985, Cameron began his Bachelor of Arts course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford.
This particular course has produced a significant number of notable graduates such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician and State Counsellor of Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Princess Haya bint Hussein daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and wife of the ruler of Dubai; Christopher Hitchens, the British–American polemicist, Oscar winning writer and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; Philippa Foot a British philosopher; Harold Wilson, Edward Heath and David Cameron, former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom; Hugh Gaitskell, William Hague and Ed Miliband, former Leaders of the Opposition; former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan; and Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke and Tony Abbott, former Prime Ministers of Australia.

Conservative Party (UK)

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He was the member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
David Cameron won the 2005 leadership election.

Bullingdon Club

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While at Oxford, Cameron was a member of the Bullingdon Club, a student dining society that has a reputation for an outlandish drinking culture associated with boisterous behaviour and damaging property.
These include the former Prime Minister David Cameron, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Nick Hurd, Minister of State for Northern Ireland.

Ed Vaizey

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His first brief was Trade and Industry, Energy and Privatisation; he befriended fellow young colleagues, including Edward Llewellyn, Ed Vaizey and Rachel Whetstone.
He previously served as the Shadow Minister for Culture under David Cameron from 2006 to 2010, succeeding Malcolm Moss.

When Boris Met Dave

Cameron's period in the Bullingdon Club was examined in a Channel 4 docu-drama, When Boris Met Dave.
When Boris Met Dave is a docudrama of 2009 which investigates the shared past of David Cameron and Boris Johnson who, at the time of broadcast, were two of Britain's most influential Conservative Party politicians – Cameron as Conservative leader and Johnson as Mayor of London.

Steve Hilton

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Cameron headed the economic section; it was while working on this campaign that Cameron first worked closely with and befriended Steve Hilton, who was later to become Director of Strategy during his party leadership.
He is a former director of strategy for David Cameron, who was Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016.

Human Rights Act 1998

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When commenting in 2006 on his former pupil's ideas about a "Bill of Rights" to replace the Human Rights Act, however, Professor Bogdanor, himself a Liberal Democrat, said, "I think he is very confused. I've read his speech and it's filled with contradictions. There are one or two good things in it but one glimpses them, as it were, through a mist of misunderstanding".
Former Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the Act from 2007 and proposed to replace it with a "British Bill of Rights" during his second ministry.