66 Facts About Prime Minister David Cameron

1. Prime Minister David Cameron is a keen cricket fan and has appeared on Test Match Special.

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2. Prime Minister David Cameron is an occasional jogger and in 2009 raised funds for charities by taking part in the Oxford 5K and the Great Brook Run.

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3. Prime Minister David Cameron owned £31,500 of shares in the fund and sold them for a profit of £19,000 shortly before becoming Prime Minister in 2010, which he paid full UK tax on.

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4. On 17 September 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron attended a private ceremony for the funeral of his father in Berkshire, which prevented him from hearing the address of Pope Benedict XVI in Westminster Hall, an occasion he would otherwise have attended.

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5. Prime Minister David Cameron's was born on 24 August 2010, three weeks prematurely, while the family was on holiday in Cornwall.

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6. In 2007 Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, as his director of communications.

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7. Prime Minister David Cameron was a strong advocate of increased ties between India and the United Kingdom, describing Indian–British relations as the "New Special Relationship" in 2010.

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8. Prime Minister David Cameron repeatedly called for the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war to conclude and publish its findings, saying "People want to know the truth".

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9. Prime Minister David Cameron supported a motion brought by the SNP and Plaid Cymru in 2006 calling for an inquiry into the government's conduct of the Iraq war.

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10. Prime Minister David Cameron was seen encouraging Conservative MPs to join the standing ovation given to Tony Blair at the end of his last Prime Minister's Question Time; he had paid tribute to the "huge efforts" Blair had made and said Blair had "considerable achievements to his credit, whether it is peace in Northern Ireland or his work in the developing world, which will endure".

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11. Prime Minister David Cameron is listed as being a supporter of Unite Against Fascism.

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12. In 2006, Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech in which he described extremist Islamic organisations and the British National Party as "mirror images" to each other, both preaching "creeds of pure hatred".

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13. Prime Minister David Cameron said that John Prescott "clearly looks a fool" after Prescott's personal indiscretions were revealed in spring 2006, and wondered if the Deputy Prime Minister had broken the ministerial code.

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14. Prime Minister David Cameron criticised Gordon Brown for being "an analogue politician in a digital age" and referred to him as "the roadblock to reform".

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15. Prime Minister David Cameron is recorded by Hansard as having voted against same-sex adoption rights in 2002, but he denies this, claiming he abstained from the three-line whip imposed on him by his party.

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16. Prime Minister David Cameron denied that austerity had contributed to the 2011 England riots, instead blaming street gangs and opportunistic looters.

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17. In 2007 Prime Minister David Cameron promised, "We can make British poverty history, and we will make British poverty history".

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18. In 2006 Prime Minister David Cameron described poverty as a "moral disgrace" and promised to tackle relative poverty.

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19. In 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron publicly apologised for Thatcher-era policies on homosexuality, specifically the introduction of the controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, which he described as "a mistake".

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20. Prime Minister David Cameron said that "If the West is to help other countries, we must do so from a position of genuine moral authority" and "we must strive above all for legitimacy in what we do.

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21. Prime Minister David Cameron went on to say, "Tony Blair explained his priorities in three words: education, education, education.

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22. Prime Minister David Cameron has urged politicians to concentrate more on improving people's happiness and "general well-being", instead of focusing solely on "financial wealth".

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23. Prime Minister David Cameron was "certainly a big Thatcher fan, but I don't know whether that makes me a Thatcherite", claiming to be a "liberal Conservative", though "not a deeply ideological person.

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24. Prime Minister David Cameron said of his first term when returned as Prime Minister for a second term that he was "proud to lead the first coalition government in 70 years" and offered particular thanks to Clegg for his role in it.

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25. Prime Minister David Cameron promised that, before expanding UK air strikes to include IS units in Syria, he would seek parliamentary approval.

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26. Prime Minister David Cameron made clear his rejection of trade or academic boycotts against Israel, acknowledged Israel's right to defend its citizens as "a right enshrined in international law", and made note of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, as "the moment when the State of Israel went from a dream to a plan, Britain has played a proud and vital role in helping to secure Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people.

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27. Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted to reaffirm his "unshakable" belief in Israel within the same message.

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28. Prime Minister David Cameron was mobbed by demonstrators, mostly women, seeking his assistance in tracing missing relatives.

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29. In 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed warnings that his cuts to the UK defence budget had left it less than a "first class-player in terms of defence" and no longer a "full partner" to the United States.

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30. Prime Minister David Cameron said in July 2013 that "in the last decade we have had an immigration policy that's completely lax.

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31. Prime Minister David Cameron said immigration from outside the EU should be subject to annual limits.

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32. Prime Minister David Cameron supported the introduction of gay marriage despite more of his own Conservative MPs voting against the move than for it, meaning the support of Lib Dem MPs in government and Labour MPs in opposition was required to allow it to pass.

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33. Prime Minister David Cameron had backed a successful campaign to retain the status quo in a referendum on changing the voting system held at the request of his coalition partners.

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34. Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to holding the Scottish independence referendum, 2014 and eliminated the "devomax" option from the ballot for a straight out yes or no vote.

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35. In December 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron attended a meeting with FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon in which a vote-trading deal for the right to host the 2018 World Cup in England was discussed.

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36. In June 2010 Prime Minister David Cameron described the economic situation as he came to power as "even worse than we thought" and warned of "difficult decisions" to be made over spending cuts.

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37. Prime Minister David Cameron outlined how he intended to "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and for the national interest.

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38. Prime Minister David Cameron repaid £680 claimed for repairs to his constituency home.

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39. Prime Minister David Cameron announced on 29 September 2005 that he would be a candidate.

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40. Prime Minister David Cameron was appointed Opposition frontbench local government spokesman in 2004, before being promoted to the Shadow Cabinet that June as head of policy co-ordination.

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41. In June 2003, Prime Minister David Cameron was appointed a shadow minister in the Privy Council Office as a deputy to Eric Forth, then Shadow Leader of the House.

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42. Prime Minister David Cameron opposed the payment of compensation to Gurbux Singh, who had resigned as head of the Commission for Racial Equality after a confrontation with the police; and commented that the Home Affairs Select Committee had taken a long time to discuss whether the phrase "black market" should be used.

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43. Prime Minister David Cameron proposed that the Committee launch an inquiry into the law on drugs, and urged the consideration of "radical options".

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44. Prime Minister David Cameron, advised in his strategy by friend Catherine Fall, put a great deal of effort into "nursing" his potential constituency, turning up at social functions, and attacking Woodward for changing his mind on fox hunting to support a ban.

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45. On 4 April 2000 Prime Minister David Cameron was selected as prospective candidate for Witney in Oxfordshire.

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46. At the 1996 Conservative Party Conference, Prime Minister David Cameron called for tax cuts in the forthcoming Budget to be targeted at the low-paid and to "small businesses where people took money out of their own pockets to put into companies to keep them going".

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47. Prime Minister David Cameron was reported to have missed out on selection for Ashford in December 1994 after failing to get to the selection meeting as a result of train delays.

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48. In 1997, Prime Minister David Cameron played up the company's prospects for digital terrestrial television, for which it joined with ITV Granada and Sky to form British Digital Broadcasting.

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49. Prime Minister David Cameron left Carlton to run for Parliament in 1997, returning to his job after his defeat.

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50. In July 1994, Prime Minister David Cameron left his role as Special Adviser to work as the Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications.

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51. Prime Minister David Cameron was much more socially liberal than Howard but enjoyed working for him.

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52. At the beginning of September 1993, Prime Minister David Cameron applied to go on Conservative Central Office's list of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.

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53. At the 1992 Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister David Cameron had difficulty trying to arrange to brief the speakers in the economic debate, having to resort to putting messages on the internal television system imploring the mover of the motion, Patricia Morris, to contact him.

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54. Prime Minister David Cameron was rewarded with a promotion to Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Norman Lamont.

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55. Prime Minister David Cameron revealed he had led other members of the team across Smith Square to jeer at Transport House, the former Labour headquarters.

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56. In 1991, Prime Minister David Cameron was seconded to Downing Street to work on briefing John Major for the then twice-weekly sessions of Prime Minister's Questions.

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57. Prime Minister David Cameron graduated in 1988 with a first-class honours BA degree.

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58. Prime Minister David Cameron could have lectured me on it, and I would have sat there and taken notes.

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59. Prime Minister David Cameron obtained three 'A' grades and a '1' grade in the Scholarship Level exam in Economics and Politics.

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60. Prime Minister David Cameron passed twelve O-Levels and then three A-levels: History of art; History, in which he was taught by Michael Kidson; and Economics with Politics.

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61. Prime Minister David Cameron admitted the offence and had not been involved in selling drugs, so he was not expelled but was fined, prevented from leaving the school grounds, and given a "Georgic".

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62. Prime Minister David Cameron has a brother, Alexander Cameron QC, a barrister, and two sisters, Tania Rachel (born 1965) and Clare Louise (born 1971).

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63. Prime Minister David Cameron was born in Marylebone, London, and raised at Peasemore in Berkshire.

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64. Prime Minister David Cameron is the younger son of Ian Donald Prime Minister David Cameron a stockbroker, and his wife Mary Fleur (nee Mount; born 1934), a retired Justice of the Peace and a daughter of Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet.

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65. Prime Minister David Cameron sought to rebrand the Conservatives, embracing an increasingly socially liberal position.

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66. Prime Minister David Cameron was Member of Parliament for Witney from 2001 to 2016.

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