David Cameron

David Cameron has been MP for Witney since 2001. He was elected leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005 and after the 2010 general election became – at 43 - the youngest British premier since Lord Liverpool in 1812.

Short of an overall majority, he formed a coalition government – the first since the second world war - with the Liberal Democrats.

Cable criticises PM on supermarkets

Plans to give regulator power over chains may be watered down

Cameron attacks welfare dependency

Pledges to cut benefits cap to £23,000 a year

Tories would cap benefits at £23,000

Conservatives say curb would save £135m a year

Election spells end of two-party system

2015 poll the most unpredictable in living memory

Tories seize on Syriza win to defend cuts

Cameron and Osborne urge voters to adopt safety-first approach

Cameron to renew pledge to cut taxes

Tory leader believes promise will be popular with voters

Cameron falls victim to GCHQ hoax call

Security review after fake UK spy head gets through to PM

World leaders pay respects to Abdullah

Obama cuts short his visit to India to meet King Salman

Cameron under TV debate pressure

Lib Dems and Northern Ireland parties angry at new proposals

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Greens contemplate life beyond the fringe

The party’s hippie gap year cannot last for ever

The great data debate

‘The idea that we can somehow measure “the thing that matters most” is quite absurd’

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party. Photographed in near Westminster, London.
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Cameron’s bluff called on TV poll debates

Broadcasters offer to include Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru

Sturgeon: SNP will vote on English laws

David Cameron prepares to unveil new powers for Scotland

Johnson pays price for national ambition

London mayor clears US tax hurdle as he eyes Commons return

The never-ending wait for UK’s Iraq inquiry

After much delay, the report must emerge soon after the May election

Boehner asks Netanyahu to speak on Iran

Republicans snub Obama plea for caution over nuclear talks

Cameron impatient at Chilcot delay

Subjects of criticism in draft report given opportunity to respond

Chilcot report delayed until after vote

Iraq war inquiry head to set out reasons on Wednesday

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relationship with the EU on January 23, 2013 in London, England
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UK polls set to provide national identity test

Vote in May seems likely to reflect uncertainty over position in Europe and the world

Finaldi in frame for National Gallery job

Anglo-Italian set to be named director after international search

UK labour rules must stay light and easy

Gumming up the jobs market is a poor answer to low-skilled work

ScottishPower to cut its gas price

Utility follows British Gas and Eon to trim tariff by 4.8%

Editors urge reform of surveillance laws

Media seek to curb police access to journalists’ phone records

Tories can bore their way to election win

Party must contrast the risk Labour poses against their own desire not to do anything interesting

PM accused of ‘empty promises’ on jobs

Cameron pledges ‘full employment’ if Tories win election

The might of a simple metaphor

Language is more powerful than charts and statistics

Tories pledge £300m for start-up loans

Party aims to push employment level to top of G7 table if elected

The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

Encrypted internet messages pose a growing challenge to spooks

Poll ‘most unpredictable’ for almost century

Banks braced for challenges whichever party wins election

Clegg attacks greater powers for ‘snoopers’ bill

Cameron argues for more powers for intelligence services

Conservative poster attacking Labours tax plans from 1992

Patten warns Cameron to beware Miliband

Former Tory chairman wary of televised election debate

Cameron and Obama reaffirm special ties

Election boost for PM as US president calls him a ‘great friend’

Obama and Cameron warn on Iran sanctions

Leaders caution Republicans against jeopardising nuclear talks

Tory poll spending set to outgun Labour

Conservatives have stronger war chest and line-up of donors

UK police step up patrols in Jewish areas

Move follows Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket

GCHQ warns of cost of cyber attacks

Surveillance agency says eight in every 10 big companies affected

UK prime minister David Cameron with US president Barack Obama at November's summit of the G20 group of leading economies in Brisbane

Agents to wage cyber war games on City

Cameron announces moves to toughen resilience to online attacks

Cameron, empty chairs and TV debates

The PM’s refusal to take part in debates could create a new political star

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White House truths for David Cameron

Fear of more defence cuts and possible Brexit weaken the UK’s privileged access to Oval Office

Balls set to launch economic report in US

UK shadow chancellor pre-empts Cameron’s visit to White House

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