The Security Challenges Facing Britain Today with Rt Hon David Cameron.
David Cameron presents an analysis of the security challenges Britain faces today and sets out his vision of how politicians should respond to those challenges: avoiding partisan point-scoring and working together to help protect the public.
Mr. Cameron was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Witney constituency in West Oxfordshire in June 2001 and he was a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee between 2001 and 2003.
After the General Election in 2005 David Cameron was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills. He has previously held the positions of Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (2003), Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party (2003), front bench spokesman on Local Government Finance (2004) and Head of Policy Co-ordination in the run-up to the General Election in May 2005. In December 2005 David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
David Cameron has worked at a high level in both business and Government. He spent almost seven years at Carlton Communications plc, one the UK's leading media companies, where he was Director of Corporate Affairs and served on the Executive Board.
Before joining Carlton, he worked as Special Adviser, first to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and then to the Home Secretary, working closely with Ministers on major legislation, budgets and spending rounds.
Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron 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.
Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, 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.
A first candidacy for Parliament at Stafford in 1997 ended in defeat, but Cameron 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 coordination 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, the Conservatives gained a plurality of seats in a hung parliament and Cameron was appointed Prime Minister on 11 May 2010, at the head of a coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. At the age of 43, Cameron became the youngest British Prime Minister since the Earl of Liverpool 198 years earlier. The Cameron Ministry is the first coalition government in the United Kingdom since the Second World War.