: PRIME MINISTER
British Prime Minister’s – David Cameron
David William Donald Cameron became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in May 2010. This made him the youngest Prime Minister in 198 years.
David Cameron is also First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Conservative Party and a Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Witney in West Oxfordshire since 2001.
Prime Minister Cameron leads a type of government called a coalition. This is made up of Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties.
Mr Cameron studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University with a First Class degree in politics, philosophy and economics. He is married to Samantha, they have three children and live in London and West Oxfordshire. Sadly, their eldest child, Ivan died in February 2009.
Before being elected as an MP, he worked for the Conservative Party Research Department and then as a special adviser in government, first to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and then to the Home Secretary. Cameron spent seven years at Carlton Communications.
In Parliament he held a number of positions on the Opposition Front Bench, including Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Front Bench Spokesman for Local Government Finance, and Head of Policy Coordination in the run-up to the 2005 General Election. He was also a member of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee from 2001 to 2003.
He was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills after the 2005 General Election and elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005.
Cameron stood as the leader of the Conservative Party in 2010. The result of the election did not bring an overall majority for any party and after five days of negotiation Mr Cameron’s Conservative Party joined with the Liberal Democrats in a coalition government.
In 2010 David Cameron became Prime Minister, making him the youngest Prime Minister in 198 years. As the Prime Minister, Mr Cameron is head of the UK Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government.
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