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David Cameron

Breetish politeecian an umwhile Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick

David William Donald Cameron (pronunciation: /ˈkæmərən/; born 9 October 1966) is an umwhile Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick, First Laird o the Treasury, Meenister for the Ceevil Service an Leader o the Conservative Pairty. He representit Witney as its Memmer o Parliament (MP).[1] Cameron identifies as a Ane-Naition Conservative, an haes been associatit wi baith economically leeberal an socially leeberal policies.

The Richt Honourable
David Cameron
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Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick
In office
11 Mey 2010 – 13 Julie 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Deputy Nick Clegg
Precedit bi Gordon Brown
Succeedit bi Theresa May
Leader o the Opposition
In office
6 December 2005 – 11 Mey 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Meenister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Precedit bi Michael Howard
Succeedit bi Harriet Harman
Leader o the Conservative Pairty
In office
6 December 2005 – 11 Julie 2016
Precedit bi Michael Howard
Succeedit bi Theresa May
Shaidae Secretary o State for Education an Skills
In office
6 Mey 2005 – 6 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Precedit bi Tim Yeo
Succeedit bi David Willetts
Memmer o Parliament
for Witney
In office
7 Juin 2001 – 12 September 2016
Precedit bi Shaun Woodward
Succeedit bi Robert Courts
Majority 22,740 (39.4%)
Personal details
Born David William Donald Cameron
(1966-10-09) 9 October 1966 (age 52)
Lunnon, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Poleetical pairty Conservative
Spoose(s) Samantha Sheffield (1996–present)
Bairns Ivan Reginald Ian (Deceased)
Nancy Gwen
Arthur Elwen
Florence Rose Endellion
Residence 10 Downing Street
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford
Religion Kirk o England (Anglican)
Wabsteid Pairty wabsteid

Born in Lunnon tae walthy upper middle-cless parents, Cameron wis eddicatit at Heatherdown School, Eton College, an Brasenose College, Oxford. Frae 1988 tae 1993 he wirked at the Conservative Research Department, assistin the Conservative Prime Meenister John Major, afore leavin politics tae wirk for Carlton Communications in 1994. Acomin an MP in 2001, he served in the opposeetion shaidae cabinet unner Conservative leader Michael Howard, succeedin Howard in 2005. Cameron socht tae rebrand the Conservatives, embracin an increasinly socially leeberal poseetion. The 2010 general election led tae Cameron acomin Prime Meenister as the heid o a coaleetion govrenment wi the Leeberal Democratsthe youngest hauder o the office syne the 1810s.[2] His premiership wis merked bi the ongaein effects o the late-2000s financial creesis; thir involved a lairge deficit in govrenment finances that his govrenment socht tae reduce throu austerity meisurs. His admeenistration introduced lairge-scale chynges tae welfare, immigration policy, eddication, an healcare.[3] It preevatised the Ryal Mail an some ither state assets, an legalised same-sex mairiage.

Internaitionally, his govrenment intervened militarily in the Libian Ceevil War an later authorised the bombin o the Islamic State o Iraq an the Levant; domestically, his govrenment oversaw the referendum on votin reform an Scots unthirldom referendum, baith o that confirmed Cameron's favoured ootcome. Whan the Conservatives siccared an unexpectit majority in the 2015 general election he remeened as Prime Meenister, this time leadin a Conservative-anly govrenment. Tae fulfil a manifesto pledge, he introduced a referendum on the UK's conteenuin membership o the EU. Cameron supportit conteena'd membership; follaein the success o the Leave vote,[4] he resigned tae mak wey for a new Prime Meenister an wis succeedit bi Theresa May.[4][5]

Cameron haes been praised for modrenisin the Conservative Pairty an for decreasin the Unitit Kinrick's naitional deficit. Conversely, he haes been creeticised bi feegurs on baith the left an richt, an haes been accuised o poleetical opportunism an elitism.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "David Cameron - Witney Conservatives". Witney Conservatives. Witney Conservatives. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  2. Hough, Andrew (11 May 2010). "David Cameron becomes youngest Prime Minister in almost 200 years". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  3. Morris, Nigel (22 May 2014). "David Cameron sticks to his guns on immigration reduction pledge even while numbers rise". The Independent. London. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "EU referendum: UK votes to leave in historic referendum – BBC News" (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  5. Stewart, Heather; Mason, Rowena; Syal, Rajeev (24 June 2016). "David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union". The Guardian. PM announces resignation following victory for leave supporters after divisive referendum campaign