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.

He won the overall majoirty in the last general election in May 2015.

Illustration for 'Accommodating Westminster’s elite'; Robert Shrimsley
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Accommodating Westminster’s elite

‘We all need to do our bit to aid the tragic human tide of refugees from Theresa May’s first government’

PM to appoint new business tsar

Downing Street to host executives in ‘charm offensive’

Article 50: The Brexit divorce paper

Just 262 words in the Lisbon treaty will dictate the talks — and shape the UK’s ties with Europe

David Cameron launches the Conservative Party's manifesto for the General Election in Swindon today.

The Cameron paradox: redrawing UK politics

The end of one-party government in Westminster is edging closer, writes Nick Clegg

Commons votes for Trident renewal

New PM Theresa May makes stinging attack on opposition

Industrial strategy as a slick slogan, and as reality

UK government help to the economy needs to be carefully judged

Feedback: How to phrase a resignation

Readers respond on saying ‘I quit’

UK wants prime-time ban on junk food ads

Draft white paper also calls for junk food sales promotions to end

Jonathan McHugh illustration on Brexit
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Redesigning Conservatism is no easy task

Brexit will consume most of the government’s energies

Hammond will be a subservient chancellor

His appointment represents a shift in the Whitehall balance of power, writes Iain Martin

Cameron takes final bow as prime minister

PM jokes ‘I was the future once’ at generous-spirited last PMQ

Europe will not define the Cameron legacy

The outgoing prime minister brought in a generous and civilised Conservatism, writes Vernon Bogdanor

Cameron leaves unfinished business

Youngest ex-PM in century looks to life outside No 10

Cameron pays the price of tactical failure

The PM’s biggest challenge was always going to be Europe

A new PM — now comes the hard part

Theresa May will need all her toughness and guile to negotiate Brexit

Contest closed as May heads for Number 10

Home secretary to become prime minister

Say ‘I quit’ with the perfect resignation

Your departure offers a rare chance to voice what you like while everyone is listening

Brexcuses: If Brexit goes bad

If the rudderless project to divorce Europe ends in disappointment, the possible causes will be many

Tory leadership cosies up to the City

Leadsom burnishes credentials as she enters final stage of battle

Illustration by Luis Grañena of UK politicians inside a bubble
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Oxford Union to disunited kingdom

‘The traditional climax of a Union election was one Etonian backstabbing another for the presidency’

Leaders who block bad news ask for trouble

Boards need to be open to criticism and opposing points of view to see blind spots

Chilcot — Blair rebuked over Iraq war

‘I will be with you, whatever’, memos show former PM promised Bush

Chilcot will change few minds on Iraq

The findings will bring some comfort to those on both sides of the argument, writes Sebastian Payne

UK should have no truck with xenophobia

The post-Brexit upsurge in hate crime must be stamped on

James Ferguson illustration

How Europe should respond to Brexit

Is the best way to preserve the bloc to make it a prison, rather than a desirable place of refuge?

UK to use private sector for Brexit talks

Britain seeks consultants to bridge trade negotiator gap with EU

SDP Launch Conference...Social Democratic Party (SDP) leaders, Roy Jenkins (1920-2003), David Owen, Shirley Williams and William Rodgers take part in a press conference to launch the SDP at the Connaught rooms in London on 26th March 1981. (Photo by United News/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Labour split will win dejected Remainers

Moderates should get British history right. In the end, the party’s breakaway group won, and won big

Gen X politics embraces yoga and Brexit

Notebook: I blame leaders from the slacker generation for this chaos, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 22: Markus Kerber, member of the board of Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie poses for a picture on November 22, 2013 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images)

German bosses warn against punishing UK

BDI calls for accommodation over any market-access deal

empty beach chairs look out over the crystal blue/green waters of Bermuda in the Carribbean

Brussels eyes clampdown on offshore trusts

Proposals to include an EU list for banks of ‘high risk’ countries

Legacy of the Brexit vote

After a rancorous referendum, there will be a shift in the tone of discourse, writes Philip Stephens

Thousands protest against Brexit vote

Younger voters widely in favour of staying in the EU

Grown-up women in Brexit playground

Never has the UK been in such need of leaders with their maturity, writes Sarah Gordon

Door opens for May if Gove bows out

PM’s allies believe other candidates could stand aside

Michael Gove illustration

Michael Gove, Tory leadership contender

A polite neocon is unexpectedly angling for the top job in British politics, writes Henry Mance

Brexit: ‘We want to be Big Scotland’

The country wants to stay in the EU, but knows independence will not guarantee its place

Michael Gove, U.K. justice secretary, left, prepares to speak as Boris Johnson, former mayor of London, listens during a news conference at the Vote Leave headquarters following the results in the European Union (EU) referendum in London, U.K., on Friday, June 24, 2016. Johnson, the bookmakers’ favorite to succeed David Cameron as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union, will have to complete a transition from “court jester” to statesman to step into the role. His first task is to articulate what a Brexit will actually mean. Photographer: Mary Turner/Pool via Bloomberg

Intrigue and betrayal stalk corridors of power

As world looks to UK for plan, Westminster becomes revenge tragedy

Johnson exit is pyrrhic victory for Remain

When the former mayor retreated so did the best chance of salvaging an open, liberal Britain

Battle of the Somme commemorations

Cameron and Hollande attend anniversary of battle

Kazuo Ishiguro on his fears for Britain after Brexit

Did the UK vote for xenophobia? The acclaimed novelist argues that a different referendum is the only way to find out