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.

Boots on the ground?

Air strikes in Iraq and Syria are unlikely to dislodge Isis, so policymakers look at other options

£1bn carbon capture storage funds scrapped

End of flagship programme to combat climate change stuns industry

Cameron sets sights on Isis in Syria

PM seeks to expand UK’s role in global coalition

Osborne’s slick operation ensures support

UK chancellor has Westminster’s biggest fan club

Nuclear consensus comes under pressure

MPs vote in favour of renewal but political divisions are exposed

46 staff at HS2 earn more than Cameron

Total wage bill of £37m increases concerns over project’s costs

Turkey downs Russian fighter jet, the year of debt defaults and China’s copycat cows

Turkish military says fighter jet violated its airspace

Defence review: Rules of war have changed

Whitehall has neither the structure nor culture to tackle the threats we face, writes Jonathan Shaw

Delay sets back Cameron’s EU reform plan

Prolonging talks into 2016 narrows referendum date options

NHS secures extra £3.8bn for patient care

Sum found, in part, by raiding wider health department budget

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Nuclear subs to cost at least £6bn more

Sweeping MoD job cuts to pay for expanded UK capabilities

An artist's rendering of Type 26 frigate designed by BAE Systems
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Defence industry welcomes new commitment

US groups the biggest winners but UK companies can also benefit

Partial fix for hollowed-out UK military

Cameron’s defence review is muscular in tone but has capability gaps

Spending review is choreographed sham

Ministers and officials say they will get it right this time, as if such a thing is in their control

Brussels on lockdown, Argentina’s new president and the benefits of feeling useless

Belgium’s PM says the risk of Paris-style attack remains ‘serious and imminent’

Political diary

François Hollande’s week of intense shuttle diplomacy

The right to freedom of information

The UK government must not revert to its secretive ways

Cameron to push for Isis air strikes

Prime minister to make case next week for UK attacks in Syria

Brexit debate delays Cameron reshuffle

Pressure on Johnson and May to toe government line

Surveillance act referred to European court

Telecoms law struck down after being rushed through

Peter Cruddas, Co-Treasurer of Vote Leave, in their new London offices. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Self-made billionaire back in political fray

Cruddas shunned by Tories but feels no bitterness in new role

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Council cash reserves rise by nearly £1bn

Local authorities are ‘well placed to deal with the deficit’

Defence review to address new threats

Emphasis on intelligence and agility in armed forces

UK missed a trick on drones

Britain relies on US and Israeli unmanned aircraft

PM flies into storm over official plane

Government says £10m refit of RAF jet will save money

Switch from coal: who wins and loses?

Closing the stations is not unexpected news

House of Lords

Lords vote to extend age limit in EU poll

PM argues that minimum age should not be lowered below 18

Cameron bullish on tackling Isis in Syria

Prime minister rejects calls to wait for UN resolution

Campaigners fear dilution of FoI Act

Cross-party battle erupts over transparency laws

Osborne enlists Treasury to make EU case

Critics see analysis as taxpayer-funded propaganda

Cameron wants MPs to back Syria action

Prime minister cites ‘direct and growing’ threat to UK from Isis

PM makes stronger case for Syria strikes

Parliament urged to consider if UK is doing enough against Raqqa

Corbyn criticised on Paris attacks stance

Labour leader says west ‘created situation’ allowing rise of Isis

Cameron’s £2bn drone plan to fight Isis

Shift in military priorities to special forces and unmanned planes

Tories urge May not to cut police budgets

Tensions over public finances as MPs call for anti-terror funding

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a news conference during the G20 Summit of world leaders at Antalya in Turkey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 16, 2015. See PA story POLITICS G20. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Cameron says UK has foiled 7 terror plots

PM still lacks parliamentary majority for military action in Syria

Cameron urges Putin to focus on Isis

Prime minister tells Russia to stop bombing ‘moderates’

Spy agencies to recruit extra 1,900 staff

Biggest rise in security operations since 2005 terror attacks

Swiss banks eye gains from EU reforms

Local lenders’ access to European markets hampered

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Revolution key to broadband consensus

UK’s need for speed online demands old guard to shift its strategy