Victory at polls for British Labor Party

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Britain's Labor Party beat back a late surge by Liberal Democrats to retain two seats Friday following by-elections.

Britain's political centrists jostling

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Jostling for the centrist position in British politics is mounting between the leader of the Conservative party and incoming Labor party leader Gordon Brown. Brown, who will replace Tony Blair as leader of Labor and prime minister after June 27, has been

Cameron calls for charter school system

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- David Cameron, the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, has vowed to introduce charter schools into his nation's education system.

Brown to announce 'Brown town' plans

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- British Chancellor Gordon Brown is set to announce his plan for creating five new environmentally sound towns if he is elected prime minister.

Blair's party loses council seats

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair took a beating in his final election battle, setting the stage for a close-fought general election once he leaves office.

Blair denounces media leaks

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair denounced leaks of sensitive security information to the press but said he will not start an inquiry.

Craig, Brand top best, worst dressed lists

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- Suave James Bond star Daniel Craig was named Britain's best-dressed man and comic Russell Brand was branded the worst dress by men's style authority GQ.

Cameron lends support to doctor protest

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- David Cameron, head of Britain's Conservative Party, attended a protest Saturday in London by doctors opposing their nation's newest healthcare initiative.

Cameron tells British fathers to step up

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Conservative Party leader David Cameron says this month's deadly shooting of three London teens was due to a lack of responsibility by fathers.

British conservatives stick with Cameron

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Senior Tory party members in Britain are still backing conservative leader David Cameron despite the disclosure that he smoked pot as a schoolboy. Cameron has not denied the disclosure that he was disciplined for using marijuana at Eton College when he wa

Book: Cameron confessed to smoking pot

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party leader David Cameron was disciplined for smoking marijuana as a schoolboy, a new biography reports. The politician was confined to campus at age 15 after he confessed to officials at Eton that he'd smoked marijuana, said the boo

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Catholic agencies lose on gay adoption

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Adoption agencies run by the Roman Catholic Church in Britain must be willing to consider gay couples as prospective parents starting in 2009, a report said.

Memo: Labor out of favor in Britain

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A secret Downing Street memo warns Labor will lose the next election because British voters think the government is in shambles, The Mail on Sunday reported.
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David Cameron
United States President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool

David William Donald Cameron (pronunciation: /ˈkæmərən/; born 9 October 1966) 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 (MP).

Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford, 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 co-ordination 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.

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