David Cameron Biography

David Cameron is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. To know more about his childhood, career, profile and timeline read on the following biography

David Cameron
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 9, 1966

Nationality: British

Famous: Millionaires Prime Ministers

Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: David William Donald Cameron

Born in: London

Famous as: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

political ideology: Political party - Conservative

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Samantha Cameron

father: Ian Donald Cameron

mother: Mary Fleur

siblings: Allan Alexander Cameron, Tania Rachel Cameron

children: Arthur Elwen Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron

City: London, England

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education: Brasenose College, Oxford, Eton College, University of Oxford, Heatherdown School

awards: NME Award for Villain of the Year

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