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David Cameron is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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BirthdayOctober 9, 1966
NationalityBritish
FamousFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Millionaires, Eton College, Oxford University, Leaders, Political Leaders, Prime Ministers
HobbiesSinging Karaoke, Playing with a tennis machine called 'the Clegger'
SpousesSamantha Cameron
SiblingsAllan Alexander Cameron, Tania Rachel Cameron
Known asDavid William Donald Cameron
Childrens Arthur Elwen Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron
Universities
  • Eton College,Oxford University
  • Brasenose College
  • Oxford
  • Eton College
  • University of Oxford
  • Heatherdown School
Notable Alumnis
  • Eton College
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceLondon
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Conservative
ReligionChurch of England, Anglicanism
Height185cm
GenderMale
FatherIan Donald Cameron
MotherMary Fleur
Net Worth$50 million as of Jun 11,2016
Sun SignLibra
Born inLondon
Famous asFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Who is David Cameron?

David Cameron is a British politician who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2010. The leader of the nation’s Conservative Party and Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney, he had ventured into politics in the late 1980s when he began working for the Conservative Research Department. Born into a wealthy family in London, he enjoyed a privileged childhood and received his early education from premier schools. A bright student, he went to the Eton College in Berkshire before proceeding to the University of Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College. Following his graduation he worked for the Conservative Research Department, eventually becoming politically active. The bright young man worked as the Special Adviser to the Chancellor and then Special Adviser to the Home Secretary following the Conservative Party’s victory in 1992. Cameron entered Parliament in 2001 and became the leader of the Conservative Party after winning the December 2005 elections. His political career flourished over the years and he was elected the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2010. Though initially popular, his party’s popularity suffered in 2012 and 2013. Despite the odds, he was re-elected in 2015. Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, he stepped down as the Prime Minister on 13 July 2016.

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Childhood & Early Life

David Cameron was born in London on 9 October, 1966. His parents were the business leader Ian Donald Cameron and Mary Fleur.

As a child, he spent his youth in Berkshire. He attended the exclusive ‘Heatherdown School’ and ‘Eton College’, finishing his early education in 1984.

Graduating from ‘Oxford’ (‘Brasenose College’) in 1988, Cameron received a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. While at Oxford, he was a member of the exclusive and controversial ‘Bullingdon Club’.

Career

Cameron's first job was with the ‘Conservative Research Department’, the think-tank for the rightist party. He joined the group in 1988 and continued there until three years later, when he started working closely with John Major.

Following the Conservatives' electoral victory in 1992, Cameron served as Special Adviser to the Chancellor and then Special Adviser to the Home Secretary.

Between 1994 and 2001, he served as the Director of Corporate Affairs for ‘Carlton Communications’, the British media company.

This aspiring politician entered Parliament in 2001 by winning the seat for Witney in Oxfordshire. He courted greater visibility and angled for a leadership role in the Conservative Party.

Although he initially supported the Iraq War in 2003, he also voted in favor of judicial inquiries into the war's prosecution.

Michael Howard resigned as the party's leader after the ‘2005 general election’. Cameron announced his intention to stand for the post and won the position on 6 December, 2005 thus entering the Privy Council.

As leader of the party, he expressed strong support for the ‘National Health Service’, calling it one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.

Active in international politics, Cameron was crucial to the formation of the ‘European Conservatives and Reformists’, in 2009.

In the 2010 general election, the Conservatives secured 306 seats. Although this was the highest total, it was short of majority by 20 seats. This led to a coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

David Cameron was formally invited to assume office as the Prime Minister of Great Britain on 11 May 2010. He is the youngest Prime Minister in almost two centuries.

In the formation of his cabinet, the new Prime Minister appointed the UK's first Muslim cabinet minister, Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi.

The Prime Minister lobbied strenuously for United Nations intervention in Libya in 2011 and authorized the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles to support Libyan rebels.

The overall popularity of the Conservative Party tumbled sharply in 2012 and 2013, with significant ground lost in local and council elections. This led to rumours of a vote of no confidence, but the vote never materialized.

Although his government supported the revolutionaries fighting against the Syrian government, military action was blocked by parliament in a vote on 29 August, 2013. The British Parliament had never before vetoed a Prime Minister's call for military action.

*In 2014, he supported the successful Better Together campaign at the Scottish independence referendum. He was also in favor of a campaign to retain the status quo in a referendum on changing the voting system. The referendum resulted in a 'No' to independence majority.

*In 2014, he supported the successful Better Together campaign at the Scottish independence referendum. He was also in favor of a campaign to retain the status quo in a referendum on changing the voting system. The referendum resulted in a 'No' to independence majority.

In 2015, the Conservative Party registered a decisive win in the general election and David Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister with a majority in the Commons. He thus became the only second Prime Minister (after Margaret Thatcher) to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a greater number of seats to-date.

In 2015, the Conservative Party registered a decisive win in the general election and David Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister with a majority in the Commons. He thus became the only second Prime Minister (after Margaret Thatcher) to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a greater number of seats to-date.

The year 2016 was a decisive year in British politics. Following the results of the UK European Union membership referendum and the British public's decision to leave the European Union, Cameron announced his decision to step down as the Prime Minister in October 2016.

The year 2016 was a decisive year in British politics. Following the results of the UK European Union membership referendum and the British public's decision to leave the European Union, Cameron stepped down as the Prime Minister in July 2016.

Major Works

His premeirship has been marked by dealing with the after effects of 2008 financial crisis. He ushered in austerity measures and introduced large-scale changes to welfare, immigration policy, education and healthcare.

Awards & Achievements

The ‘Spectator Magazine’ named him the 'Politician of the Year' in 2005. This honour signaled Cameron's rapid rise into the center of UK politics.

In 2012, Cameron was presented with the Order of Abdulaziz al Saud Medal of Excellence.

Personal Life & Legacy

On 1 June, 1996, Cameron married Samantha Sheffield in East Hendred. Sheffield was a friend of his sister; the two became acquainted on a family trip to Italy.

The couple's first child, Ivan, was born on 8 April 2002. He suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and lived only six years. This had a tremendous impact on the political leader’s life and led to his strong support for the NHS.

The couple has three other children, two daughters and a son. The Prime Minister received attention in the press for taking paternity leave from his governmental duties for his second son's birth.

Net Worth

Both David Cameron and his wife hail from wealthy families, and his net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

Trivia

He is a fan of cycling, and he regularly commuted via bicycle during his tenure as leader of the Conservative Party. This led to his bike being stolen twice, in 2008 and 2009

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David Cameron biography timelines

  • // 9th Oct 1966
    David Cameron was born in London on 9 October, 1966. His parents were the business leader Ian Donald Cameron and Mary Fleur.
  • // 1984
    As a child, he spent his youth in Berkshire. He attended the exclusive ‘Heatherdown School’ and ‘Eton College’, finishing his early education in 1984.
  • // 1988
    Graduating from ‘Oxford’ (‘Brasenose College’) in 1988, Cameron received a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. While at Oxford, he was a member of the exclusive and controversial ‘Bullingdon Club’.
  • // 1988
    Cameron's first job was with the ‘Conservative Research Department’, the think-tank for the rightist party. He joined the group in 1988 and continued there until three years later, when he started working closely with John Major.
  • // 1992
    Following the Conservatives' electoral victory in 1992, Cameron served as Special Adviser to the Chancellor and then Special Adviser to the Home Secretary.
  • // 1994 To 2001
    Between 1994 and 2001, he served as the Director of Corporate Affairs for ‘Carlton Communications’, the British media company.
  • // 1st Jun 1996
    On 1 June, 1996, Cameron married Samantha Sheffield in East Hendred. Sheffield was a friend of his sister; the two became acquainted on a family trip to Italy.
  • // 2001
    This aspiring politician entered Parliament in 2001 by winning the seat for Witney in Oxfordshire. He courted greater visibility and angled for a leadership role in the Conservative Party.
  • // 8th Apr 2002
    The couple's first child, Ivan, was born on 8 April 2002. He suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and lived only six years. This had a tremendous impact on the political leader’s life and led to his strong support for the NHS.
  • // 2003
    Although he initially supported the Iraq War in 2003, he also voted in favor of judicial inquiries into the war's prosecution.
  • // 2005
    The ‘Spectator Magazine’ named him the 'Politician of the Year' in 2005. This honour signaled Cameron's rapid rise into the center of UK politics.
  • // 6th Dec 2005
    Michael Howard resigned as the party's leader after the ‘2005 general election’. Cameron announced his intention to stand for the post and won the position on 6 December, 2005 thus entering the Privy Council.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    He is a fan of cycling, and he regularly commuted via bicycle during his tenure as leader of the Conservative Party. This led to his bike being stolen twice, in 2008 and 2009
  • // 2009
    Active in international politics, Cameron was crucial to the formation of the ‘European Conservatives and Reformists’, in 2009.
  • // 2010
    In the 2010 general election, the Conservatives secured 306 seats. Although this was the highest total, it was short of majority by 20 seats. This led to a coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
  • // 11th May 2010
    David Cameron was formally invited to assume office as the Prime Minister of Great Britain on 11 May 2010. He is the youngest Prime Minister in almost two centuries.
  • // 2011
    The Prime Minister lobbied strenuously for United Nations intervention in Libya in 2011 and authorized the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles to support Libyan rebels.
  • // 2012 To 2013
    The overall popularity of the Conservative Party tumbled sharply in 2012 and 2013, with significant ground lost in local and council elections. This led to rumours of a vote of no confidence, but the vote never materialized.
  • // 29th Aug 2013
    Although his government supported the revolutionaries fighting against the Syrian government, military action was blocked by parliament in a vote on 29 August, 2013. The British Parliament had never before vetoed a Prime Minister's call for military action.
  • // 2014
    *In 2014, he supported the successful Better Together campaign at the Scottish independence referendum. He was also in favor of a campaign to retain the status quo in a referendum on changing the voting system. The referendum resulted in a 'No' to independence majority.
  • // 2014
    *In 2014, he supported the successful Better Together campaign at the Scottish independence referendum. He was also in favor of a campaign to retain the status quo in a referendum on changing the voting system. The referendum resulted in a 'No' to independence majority.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, the Conservative Party registered a decisive win in the general election and David Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister with a majority in the Commons. He thus became the only second Prime Minister (after Margaret Thatcher) to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a greater number of seats to-date.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, the Conservative Party registered a decisive win in the general election and David Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister with a majority in the Commons. He thus became the only second Prime Minister (after Margaret Thatcher) to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a greater number of seats to-date.
  • // 2016
    The year 2016 was a decisive year in British politics. Following the results of the UK European Union membership referendum and the British public's decision to leave the European Union, Cameron announced his decision to step down as the Prime Minister in October 2016.
  • // 2016
    The year 2016 was a decisive year in British politics. Following the results of the UK European Union membership referendum and the British public's decision to leave the European Union, Cameron stepped down as the Prime Minister in July 2016.

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  • What is David Cameron birthday?

    David Cameron was born at 1966-10-09

  • Where is David Cameron's birth place?

    David Cameron was born in London

  • What is David Cameron nationalities?

    David Cameron's nationalities is British

  • What is David Cameron hobbies?

    David Cameron's hobbies is Singing Karaoke,Playing with a tennis machine called 'the Clegger'

  • Who is David Cameron spouses?

    David Cameron's spouses is Samantha Cameron

  • Who is David Cameron siblings?

    David Cameron's siblings is Allan Alexander Cameron, Tania Rachel Cameron

  • Who is David Cameron childrens?

    David Cameron's childrens is Arthur Elwen Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron

  • What was David Cameron universities?

    David Cameron studied at Eton College,Oxford University, Brasenose College, Oxford, Eton College, University of Oxford, Heatherdown School

  • What was David Cameron notable alumnis?

    David Cameron's notable alumnis is Eton College, Oxford University

  • What is David Cameron's political ideology?

    David Cameron's political ideology is Political party - Conservative

  • What is David Cameron's religion?

    David Cameron's religion is Church of England, Anglicanism

  • How tall is David Cameron?

    David Cameron's height is 185

  • Who is David Cameron's father?

    David Cameron's father is Ian Donald Cameron

  • Who is David Cameron's mother?

    David Cameron's mother is Mary Fleur

  • What is David Cameron's sun sign?

    David Cameron is Libra

  • How famous is David Cameron?

    David Cameron is famouse as Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom