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.

British Army to get armour boost

Cameron to announce order of 600 cutting-edge infantry vehicles

Cameron faces birthday blues in Clacton

Polls show strong Ukip lead ahead of by-election on October 9

A quick guide to the Scottish referendum

Why it is happening now and what a Yes vote might mean

Cameron terror powers said to breach law

Proposals described as ill-defined and ‘sabre-rattling’

Tories’ uneasy peace on Europe at risk

Memories still fresh of the 1990s infighting that tore party apart

Cameron moves to calm Tory nerves on Ukip

PM to urge MPs not to throw away election with infighting on EU

Cameron has polish but no panache

The suspicion about the prime minister is that he is not a man you set your watch by

UK hits at transatlantic trade critics

Government claims deal would give boost of £10bn a year

Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptics

Up to 100 rebels said to support EU exit

UK eyes diplomatic dividends of Tusk

Tusk vows to tackle British concerns, such as benefit abuse by migrants

Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

Preferred candidate to chair Trust faces heavy inbox

UK weighs ban on return of local jihadis

Downing St set to announce further counterterror measures

Tusk named as president of European Council

Poland’s prime minister wins unanimous support

Cameron to annouce anti-terror measures

Threat of returning jihadis prompts new powers to restrict movement

Cameron denies euroscepticism aids Yes vote

Salmond claims ‘outward-looking, internationalist approach’ for Scotland

Cameron defends union on Scottish visit

CBI attacks government plans for EU referendum

Ukip defection exposes Tory faultlines

Party scrambles to see if other eurosceptics plan to follow

UK to unveil anti-Isis plan at EU summit

Call for four ‘urgent’ steps to counter Islamist threat

Cameron’s problem over immigration

Britain’s PM needs a new policy to confront Ukip threat

Ukip defector wakens Cameron’s recurring nightmare

Pushing euroscepticism up agenda hurts PM

Poland and Denmark vie for EU top job

Thorning-Schmidt and Tusk emerge as frontrunners

PM to warn of Scottish Yes vote threat

Cameron re-enters campaign with Scottish CBI speech

CBI diners face cut-price Scottish menu

Organisation scales back event to comply with electoral spending rules

City warns Scots on national debt threat

Salmond said country could walk away if currency union refused

New cancer drugs are tested in a laboratory

NHS to shake up appraisal of cancer drugs

Pressure on pharma companies to cut prices

Germany looks at migrant child benefit cap

Public concern pushes governments towards restrictions

The Boudicca in front on the Houses of Parliament.
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MPs attack Bercow over venerable job

Nomination of first woman for Commons clerk post sets off row

Polish PM Tusk launches populist campaign

Leader of Civic Platform party seeks third term

Cameron backs Tusk for EU council job

U-turn by UK leader after pair forge Ukraine links

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Cynicism is no match for the Isis threat

Our safety is compromised by a squeamishness about a security state at home

Cameron under pressure on extremists

London mayor calls for tougher action on British Isis fighters

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