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Speaker Biography

Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
David Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010 after a General Election in which the Conservative Party won almost 100 additional seats. He leads a Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition Government inspired by the values of freedom, fairness and responsibility.

Previously, in opposition he held posts including Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (2003), Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party (2003), front bench spokesman for Local Government Finance (2004) and Head of Policy Co-ordination in the run-up to the General Election in May 2005. He was a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee between 2001 and 2003.
David was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005.

Born in October 1966, David has worked at a high level in both business and Government. He spent almost seven years at Carlton Communications plc, one of 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 a 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.


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