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.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: A young girl has her photograph taken as people wait for a result outside the Scottish Parliament as voting in the referendum continues on September 18, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After many months of campaigning the people of Scotland today head to the polls to decide the fate of their country. The referendum is too close to call but a 'Yes' vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom and Scotland would stand as an independent country for the first time since the formation of the Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Scottish vote awakens Brexit fears

‘Destabilising’ effect of referendum on EU membership feared

How complacency almost lost a united kingdom

Westminster unconcerned until early September poll sparked panic

Labour vows to tackle gender pay gap

Large employers would have to be more transparent on earnings

Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo

Despite failing to gain independence, referendum will change how UK is ruled

Freddie Fox on the role his costume plays in new film ‘The Riot Club’

Tailcoats are a badge of solidarity within the privileged group

Illustration for Financial Times - issue dated 20.09.14
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Now is the time to refurbish the British state

The danger is that politicians in Westminster return to business as usual ahead of next year’s election

No vote demands a new settlement for UK

Relief at result must not hide the need for constitutional reform

Cameron opens constitutional can of worms

PM angers Labour after linking new powers for Scotland to UK reform

David Cameron’s fightback begins

British PM’s promise of more powers for the English angers Labour

Salmond to resign as first minister

Scotland votes decisively to remain part of the union

Pull of union proves too strong

More than three centuries of shared history win day for United Kingdom

Scotland votes to preserve the union

The work of constitutional change for the United Kingdom is not over

Cameron’s statement on the Scottish result

Extracts from prime minister’s words in Downing Street

Salmond remains divisive figure for Scots

First minister has been a tireless campaigner but critics see him as overbearing

Scots trauma creates EU poll headache

Lessons of No campaign ominous for pro-Europeans

Scottish referendum rhetoric highlights

What local and world leaders have said leading up to the poll

Let's Stay Together demo in Trafalgar Square
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Scottish vote inspires English apathy

Referendum has been met by indifference south of the border

The Battle for Britain

While many Britons worry about an inclusive identity, allegiance has been eroding for decades

Brown returns to fire up No campaign

Former PM emerges as potential saviour

Madrid is determined to avoid secession

Spain adamant Catalonia will not follow same path as Scotland

Brown makes final push in No campaign

Cameron says he has no regrets over efforts to preserve union

Polls put No camp’s lead at four points

Markets hopeful of continued Scottish union

UK economy requires a sustainable footing

Osborne needs policies that boost investment and productivity

Cameron faces showdown over Scots vows

Tory backbenchers object to public spending formula

Brown endorses new powers for Scotland

Voters urged to back more control over tax and welfare

MPs vow to maintain Scots funding formula

Pledge on funding is likely to upset many in Westminster

Cameron in last-ditch pledge to Scots

Promise on spending is signed with Labour and Lib Dem leaders

Blame game starts as Scottish poll looms

Cameron makes final pitch for union amid claims he was slow to heed warnings

Crowdpac helps politicians tap the crowd

Former Downing Street policy guru matches donors to candidates

PM begs Scots to avoid ‘painful divorce’

Cameron makes plea at last appearance north of the border before vote

A united kingdom requires more than gifted amateurism

Irreversible promises to do with governing are being thrown around as campaign bait by desperate men

Queen urges Scots to ‘think carefully’

David Beckham lends voice to No campaign

Isis killing will fortify UK resolve, says PM

Britain will take ‘whatever steps necessary’ after beheading

Fight heats up for Scotland’s undecideds

More than a tenth have yet to make up their minds

Call to unleash $1tn for social investments

UK says governments must do more to pave way for ‘impact’ projects

Salmond seeks to reassure Scottish voters

Both camps are trying to secure votes of 500,000 undecided people

Isis militants say UK aid worker beheaded

Video of David Haines’ killing includes threat to kill another Briton

Salmond says ‘bullying’ will backfire

Flurry of polls suggest vote is too close to call

Johnson selected as Tory candidate in Uxbridge

London mayor will fight seat in 2015 general election

The Yes shock awaiting the Scots

However amicably a divorce begins, that is rarely how it ends. Talks will be bitter and prolonged