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.

Former defence secretary Liam Fox

UK should bomb jihadis in Iraq, says Fox

Former defence secretary challenges PM’s Middle East strategy

David Cameron bodyboarding in the sea at Polzeath in Cornwall
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Cameron caught in tide of holiday dilemma

Point Break: PM tries to balance ‘chillaxing’ needs and media scrutiny

Britain’s problem with jihadism

The UK security services face an unenviable challenge

Cameron tackles jihadi threat to UK

PM cuts short holiday as identifying Foley killer becomes top priority

Labour extends lead into Tory territory

Ashcroft poll of key marginals shows swing to opposition

PM urged to protect defence spending

UK called on to spend more to retain credibility

Kurds retake Mosul dam from Isis

US air strikes pave way for morale boosting victory

Britain’s options to fight Isis

PM signals more muscular interventionist stance against Isis

Cameron fails to calm Isis policy doubts

Some dismayed by a lack of coherent thinking over the Middle East

Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

PM is right to take on Isis – but on defence he is weak

Number 10 is reduced to stately weakness

Slender majorities and coalitions translate into stronger MPs and enfeebled prime ministers

A step too far for UK tax authorities

HMRC cannot be allowed to raid private bank accounts

Ask.fm added to Diller’s digital stable

Media magnate widens array of internet brands

Cameron steps up response to Iraq crisis

Britain to aid airlift of refugees trapped by Isis advance

Tories beat Labour on political donations

Rise of Ukip underlined as it receives more cash than Lib Dems

Osborne’s role in foreign policy grows

Chancellor’s influence rises after Hague’s departure

Parliament must address Iraq crisis

The absence of Britain’s political class is indefensible

UK reconnaissance Tornados sent to Iraq

Ministers resist calls for broader military action

A creed that gnaws at the Tory vote

Demographic trends are remaking the country in London’s image

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Boris Johnson: sights set on the Tory crown

He is more than just a bit of fun but there are voters who back him as such, says Janan Ganesh

Cameron picks businesswomen for Lords

List of peers prompts accusations of cronyism

The truth and lies of secessionists

It is the job of politicians to pretend to certainties about an uncertain future, writes Bill Emmott

Johnson paves path back to Westminster

London mayor fuels speculation over Tory leadership ambitions

Johnson move reignites leadership talk

London mayor to seek Tory seat for 2015 election

Warsi’s departure fuels Tory unease

Peer quits the government over handling of the Gaza crisis

Westminster relaxed over Scotland debate

Some MPs concerned at perceived lack of English interest

Political spouses are best in the shadows

The idea that an adoring other half is electoral Viagra refuses to die, writes Helen Lewis

UK parties in Scottish devolution pledge

Joint declaration comes ahead of televised debate

Johnson questions Britain’s EU membership

Mayor aligns with eurosceptics as he considers options

Small-scale vision is right for Britain

The country does have a role in the world: as a nexus for global flows of capital and people

Brits and Germans let old clichés fade

As the first world war is commemorated the two former foes are enjoying more cordial relations

Leaders mark first world war centenary

Heads of former warring countries gather in Liege

London warned of jobs axe if UK quits EU

Report says 1.2m could be lost if nation turns inwards

Doubts on Cameron finishing second term

Tory MPs assume the prime minister will step down in 2018

UK toughens line on bombardment of Gaza

Foreign secretary calls for humanitarian ceasefire

Cameron accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

Tories ‘cynically using public money’ to target marginal seats

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party
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Clegg safe for now despite Lib Dem woes

Those close to deputy PM point to good party management and luck

History lesson gives Cameron a headache

Secret UK report into 1975 EEC referendum reveals friction

Cameron steps up rhetoric against Russia

UK prime minister likens conflict to 1940s Belgium and Poland

PM to cut EU migrant benefit claim times

Cameron says he is acting to stop welfare tourism