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David Cameron

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Personal data
Date of birth9 October 1966(age 49)
Place of birthLondon, England,
United Kingdom
Political partyConservative
SpouseSamantha Sheffield
(m. 1996 � present)
RelationsSir William Mount, 2nd Baronet
(grandfather, deceased)
Sir Ewen Cameron
Sir William Dugdale (uncle)
ChildrenIvan Reginald Ian (deceased)
Nancy Gwen
Arthur Elwen
Florence Rose Endellion
Residence10 Downing Street (Official)
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
Eton College
ReligionChurch of England
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office11 May 2010
( )
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyNick Clegg
Preceded byGordon Brown
Leader of the Opposition
In office6 December 2005 - 11 May 2010
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime ministerTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Succeeded byHarriet Harman
Preceded byMichael Howard
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office6 December 2005
Preceded byMichael Howard
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office6 May 2005 - 6 December 2005
LeaderMichael Howard
Succeeded byDavid Willetts
Preceded byTim Yeo
Member of Parliament
for Witney
Assumed office7 June 2001
Majority22,740 (39.4%)
Preceded byShaun Woodward

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David William Donald Cameron (c-enpronˈkæmərən; born 9 October 1966) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party. Cameron represents Witney as its Member of Parliament (MP).

Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford, gaining a first class honours degree. He then joined the Conservative Research Department and became Special Adviser to Norman Lamont, and then to Michael Howard. He was Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications for seven years.

He was defeated in his first candidacy for Parliament at Stafford in 1997, but was elected in 2001 as the Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney. He was promoted to the Opposition front bench two years later, and rose rapidly to become head of policy co-ordination during the 2005 general election campaign. With a public image of a young, moderate candidate who would appeal to young voters, he won the Conservative leadership election in 2005.

In the 2010 general election held on 6 May, the Conservatives won 307 seats in a hung parliament. After five days of intense negotiations, Cameron formed a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. The 43-year-old Cameron became the youngest British Prime Minister since the Earl of Liverpool 198 years earlier. Cameron leads the first coalition government of the United Kingdom since the Second World War.

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