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.

Cameron paves way for Welsh tax vote

Prime minister announces devolution moves in Cardiff

Labour edges ahead in poll predictor

Ed Miliband shown to have 74% chance of becoming prime minister

British exit from EU given 1 in 6 chance

Think-tank’s departure calculation coincides with warning from manufacturers

UK net migration jumps 42%

Level is nearly three times Conservatives’ target

Jihadi John named as London graduate

Isis killer is in his mid-20s and grew up in UK capital

EEF tells PM not to ‘sleepwalk’ out of EU

Referendum on Europe seen as a dangerous course for Britain

Cameron unveils military aid for Ukraine

Up to 75 trainers to help Kiev combat Russian backed rebels

Rifkind’s 40-year career ended by scandal

Anger of fellow MPs gave Conservative party grandee little choice

The dilemma of paid outside work for MPs

Issue unresolved since David Lloyd George’s day

Commission urges 3% minimum wage rise

LPC says pace of economic revival justifies increase

Cameron and Osborne all yin and no yang

Intimacy of the prime minister and chancellor, with their hive mind, is a historical aberration

The cost of Cameron’s pensioner promises

PM preserves benefits accounting for 55% of social security spend

Malcolm Rifkind (left) and Jack Straw

Cameron rules out curbs on MPs’ second jobs

PM resists pressure to take action after Straw-Rifkind furore

Ruth Davidson, MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
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Scots Tories put brave face on grim polls

Party conjures up ‘nightmare’ of SNP-influenced Labour government

cctv footage of Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and an unnamed 15-year-old, at Gatwick

Three London schoolgirls head for Syria

Teenagers fly to Turkey to try to join fighters in Syria

Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers

UK defence secretary warns Russia posing a ‘real and present danger’

Why Walmart’s raise is good for business

The world’s biggest private-sector employer discovers generosity can be good, writes Martin Sandbu

Tories to ‘discipline’ young claimants

Crackdown expected to affect 50,000 people a year

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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Cameron urged to appoint EU negotiator

Former top UK diplomat says talks need trusted cabinet ally

Inept response to Ukip could deal a blow

Cameron’s strategists have repeated the miscalculation Blairites made, writes Matthew Goodwin

Political leaders in joint climate pledge

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg seek to put issue above politics

UK military power aspiration is out of place in 2015

From H Cottrell. Sir, You want the UK to be ‘one of the two leading military powers in the EU, alongside France’

End of the line for HS2

From Paul Fullagar. Sir, I learnt with delight that David Cameron has announced to MPs that there will be free WiFi on all trains by 2017

Week of bad news puts Tories on the spot

MPs rue stories on donors, fundraising ball and tax avoidance

Illustration of UK politics by Jonathan McHugh
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A singular election to test civil service

The cabinet secretary should heed the boy scout’s motto — ‘be prepared’, writes Gus O’Donnell

Getting a back-door pay rise

Auto enrolment will boost the savings of the poorest in society

Lord Fink

Fink drops threat to sue Miliband over tax

Tory admits to ‘vanilla’ avoidance and says everybody does it

Miliband blasts Cameron’s ‘dodgy donors’

Fink threatens to sue, while HSBC faces possible criminal probe

Vienna fears UK reprisals in nuclear spat

Envoy warns of London backlash to Hinkley Point state-aid lawsuit

Cameron promises free WiFi on trains

PM pledges £50m on plan if Tories win in May elections

UK warned on reduced military capability

Defence should be ‘weaponised’ in election, say ex military chiefs

Miliband attacks Tories over donors

Labour leader seizes on HSBC tax scandal

Shock of Brexit likely to pull UK apart

FT series: Britain’s place in world would be thrown into question

Treasury and Cabinet Office merger proposed

Sweeping programme of public administration reform recommended

UK government closes ranks on HSBC

Ministers say they were not told full facts over Swiss tax claims

Cameron urged to give up Lords rights

Fears rise over size of upper chamber ‘spiralling out of control’

Business leaders dismiss early EU referendum

Politicians competing to woo audience at British Chambers of Commerce ahead of election

© London News Pictures. 09/02/2015. London, UK. NICKY MORGAN and MICHAEL GOVE arriving at the Grosvenor House in central London for the annual Conservative Party Black & White Ball, a Conservative Party fundraiser. Photo credit: Ben Cawthra/LNP
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Tories out in force for fundraising ball

Auction items included hire of Annabel’s and shoe-shopping trip

‘Give Britain a pay rise,’ says Cameron

Prime minister to tell executives they can afford to pay more

UK draws up emergency plan for Greek exit

Cameron holds meeting with officials over risk of eurozone crisis