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.

EU top-up bill row masks payments rise

Net UK contributions almost double to £8bn

PM urges ‘opt-in’ vote on EU rules before by-election

Move an ‘admission of defeat’ to Ukip, say Tory MPs

Collapse of EU referendum bill sparks row

Lib Dems claim Conservatives deliberately sabotaged legislation

Cameron says UK will not pay extra EU bill

PM challenges surcharge, but Ukip reaps poll benefit

Brussels warns Cameron over €2.1bn bill

Official says refusal would open ‘Pandora’s box’

Police review after man runs into Cameron

Met will examine procedures after incident involving PM in Leeds

Cameron should stand up to Brussels

This is not a dispute the prime minister has concocted. It would trouble anyone doing his job

ROCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader, Nigel Farage (L) poses for photographers with Mark Reckless outside the UKIP office on October 17, 2014 in Rochester, England. Reckless will stand as the UKIP candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election to be held on November 20th as a result of his move to UKIP. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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Tories pin by-election hopes on Labour

Without an opposition campaign, voters could switch to Ukip

May aims to win over rebels on EU policing

Home secretary determined to push on with arrest-warrant plans

UK shell company law could be sidestepped

Warning on loopholes in push to identify who really owns companies

Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

UK officials played role in endorsing budget calculations

Cameron overreacts to a modest EU matter

PM’s dispute with Brussels over a £1.7bn surcharge is unwarranted

UK report ‘clears’ Muslim Brotherhood of terrorism

Lawyers say inquiry found no links to terror groups

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Close the door on an accidental migration

If you can loosen the rules, you can also tighten them, writes David Goodhart

Cameron puts on brave face in Europe

PM tries to look confident at summit with troubles at home

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Cameron’s pro-EU comments redacted online

Pledge to campaign “with all my heart” to stay in EU not included

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Forces set to overturn Britain’s order

Panic has driven Cameron into a bidding war about the EU and immigrants

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Scotsman David Whitney plays the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge in sight of Parliament on September 10, 2014 in London, England. English councils and national government buildings have been asked to fly the Scottish Saltire flag. Scottish voters will take part in a referendum on September 18, 2014 to decide on independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Parties agree Scottish devolution pact

Deal will not cause any financial loss to London or Edinburgh

Cameron takes Britain closer to the exit door

The PM’s pledge to curb EU immigration is an unrealistic gamble

Eurosceptics seek immigration trap for PM

Cameron to outline policy before Christmas

Britons have little cause for miserabilism

The country is now richer, freer, more roundly envied. Yet all talk is of decline

Britain ‘irrelevant’ without EU, says Barroso

Outgoing European president fires parting shot at Cameron

Insurers press Osborne on flood defences

Most money last winter went on repairs instead of new protection

Barroso says migrant cap against EU law

Free movement regarded as key to internal market

Moscow and Kiev talks end in an impasse

Moody’s downgrades Russia over continuing situation in Ukraine

Great inheritance tax myths

It’s the tax that many hate, but few pay, writes Jonathan Eley

The working classes deserve respect

Rights for gay people, women and other groups are in the ascendant but the working class gets dismissed as an embarrassing relic

Cameron warned of Tory EU ‘opt in’ revolt

Police and security chiefs say justice measures are needed

Tories rally activists for Rochester battle

Seat not an obvious Ukip target but likely to be won by defecting MP

PM considers ‘brake’ on EU migrants

Tories attempt to tackle threat of Ukip

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PM wins final say on civil service jobs

Premier to select mandarins from shortlists in victory for Maude

Tory and Ukip team up to fight EU arrest warrant

Rees-Mogg’s Commons lunch over opt-out of justice rules

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Figuring out Cameron’s spending cuts

Prime minister’s austerity claims are being questioned by experts

Tories gamble on tax cuts

Ukip’s rise prompts change of strategy in spite of deficit

Minister attacked over disabled comments

Lord Freud heard arguing for £2-an-hour wages

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Cameron signals inheritance tax cut

PM wants to revive policy of raising threshold by Budget 2015

UK tax cuts are just what we don’t need

The financial crisis turned a smart idea into a regressive own goal, writes Giles Wilkes

Labour snubs talks on ‘English votes for English laws’

Gordon Brown back in Commons to lead attack on plans

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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PM tries to calm Tory nerves before poll

Conservatives fear losing second seat to Ukip insurgency

Salmond opens prospect of new vote

Scottish first minister says UK leaders reneging on promises