The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Born: 9 October 1966
Home and family
David Cameron was born in 1966 and raised in Berkshire.
Mr Cameron’s family has always been the starting point of everything he has wanted to achieve in politics. He is proud of the values that were instilled in him when he was young.
Today, as a father, he knows how important quality family time is, and has made shared parental leave a priority. Mr Cameron, his wife Samantha, and their young children live in London and West Oxfordshire, where he has been MP for Witney since 2001. Very sadly their much loved eldest child, Ivan, died on 25 February 2009.
Education and career
Mr Cameron was educated at Eton College before studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, gaining a first class honours degree.
Before becoming an MP, Mr Cameron worked in business and government. He worked as a Special Adviser first to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and then to the Home Secretary.
Afterwards he spent seven years at UK media company, Carlton Communications, and served on the management Board.
David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005.