David Cameron

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David William Donald Cameron (/ˈkæmᵊrən/; born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 to July 2016. He served as the Leader of the Conservative Party from December 2005 to July 2016, and was Member of Parliament for Witney from June 2001 to September 2016. Cameron identifies as a One-Nation Conservative, and has been associated with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies. Born in London to wealthy upper middle-class parents, Cameron was educated at Heatherdown School, Eton College, and Brasenose College, Oxford. From 1988 to 1993 he worked at the Conservative Research Department, assisting the Conservative Prime Minister John Major, before leaving politics to work for Carlton Communications in 1994. Becoming an MP in 2001, he served in the opposition shadow cabinet under Conservative leader Michael Howard, succeeding Howard in 2005. Cameron sought to rebrand the Conservatives, embracing an increasingly socially liberal position. The 2010 general election led to Cameron becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats. His premiership was marked by the ongoing effects of the late-2000s financial crisis; these involved a large deficit in government finances that his government sought to reduce through austerity measures. His administration introduced large-scale changes to welfare, immigration policy, education, and healthcare. It privatised the Royal Mail and some other state assets, and legalised same-sex marriage. Internationally, his government militarily intervened in the Libyan Civil War and later authorised the bombing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; domestically, his government oversaw the referendum on voting reform and Scottish independence referendum, both of which confirmed Cameron's favoured outcome. When the Conservatives secured an unexpected majority in the 2015 general election, he remained as Prime Minister leading a Conservative government. To fulfil a manifesto pledge, he introduced a referendum on the UK's continuing membership of the EU. Cameron supported continued membership; following the success of the Leave vote, he resigned to make way for a new Prime Minister and was succeeded by Theresa May. Cameron has been praised for modernising the Conservative Party and for decreasing the United Kingdom's national deficit. Conversely, he has been criticised by figures on both the left and right, and has been accused of political opportunism and elitism. Cameron appeared on the Forbes List of The World's Most Powerful People from 2010.

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Bradwell Grove Station was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. David Cameron (M.P. for Witney) on 6th May 2007

Cotswold WildLife Park, Burford, United Kingdom where they opened (2007)

To celebrate 21 years of Symphony Hall Symphony Hall 21 1991-2012 anniversary Connecting people to music since 1991, we have welcomed over ten million people to 7,500 concerts at one of the world's greatest concert halls. Unveiled on 7th October 2012 by The Prime Minister The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Symphony Hall and The ICC, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they unveiled (2012)

To celebrate 21 years of the ICC the ICC 21 1991-2012 anniversary Since opening on 2nd April 1991 the ICC has developed an international reputation for excellence and has established itself as an award-winning venue where ideas are shared and the future is shaped. Unveiled on 7th October 2012 by The Prime Minister The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Symphony Hall and The ICC, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they unveiled (2012)