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Biography

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.

5 Programs

Bill Gates: Eradicating an Old Reality Once and for All

01.28.11 | 00:13:01 min | 1 comment

David Cameron's 2011 World Economic Forum Keynote

01.28.11 | 00:33:15 min | 1 comment

David Cameron in Conversation with Nassim Taleb

08.18.09 | 00:29:14 min | 4 comments

David Cameron MP on NATO's Crossroads

04.01.08 | 00:51:45 min | 0 comments

The Security Challenges Facing Britain Today

11.22.06 | 00:46:34 min | 0 comments