“I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing.”
Full Name : David William Donald Cameron
Born : October 9, 1966 in Marylebone, London, England
Nationality : British
Spouse(s) : Samantha Sheffield
Children : 4 ( Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron, Arthur Elwen Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron)
Father : Ian Donald Cameron
Mother : Mary Fleur Cameron
Awards : ‘Politician of the Year’ in 2006, The Order of Abdulaziz al Saud Medal of Excellence in 2012
7 Unknow interesting facts about David Cameron :
David Cameron was the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He served in office from 2010 to 2016 when he resigned. He was the youngest Britain Prime Minister since 1810. David Cameron is married to Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield. The couple has four children. Their first child Ivan Reginald Ian suffered cerebral palsy and a form of epilepsy called Ohtahara syndrome. He died in 2009.
David Cameron started his education at Heatherdown School and continued at Eton College in Berkshire. He continued his education at the University of Oxford and had an exhibition at Brasenose College. He later pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics at Brasenose College Oxford.
He was Caught Smoking
Cameron was caught smoking cannabis six weeks after writing his O-Levels. Since he was not involved in the selling of the drugs, he was fined and prevented from leaving campus. He was also given a Georgic, which involves the writing of 500 lines of Latin text.
Before rising to the office of Prime Minister, David Cameron served in different political office. He was the MP for Witney from 2001 to 2016. He was appointed the Conservative leader in 2005 succeeding Michael Howard.
Legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage
With his effort to liberate Britain, Cameron introduced several measures and also took some tough decisions. One of these measures was the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the UK. It was during his time that the Royal Mail was privatised.
Cameron was a staunch advocate for Britain to remain in the European Union during the UK’s referendum on EU membership. After he failed to keep Britain in the EU following the Brexit, Cameron resigned from office. He was succeeded by Theresa May.
Cameron championed many military campaigns in several countries. He lost the motion to bomb Syrian armed forces after the Ghouta chemical attack in Syria. However, he won the motion to join the military campaign against Islamic State in Iraq. He violated this motion by knowingly allowing Royal Armed Forces pilots to bomb some targets in Syria.
Views on his Premiership
Just as every human being, Cameron also had his shortfalls when it came to decision making. He was highly praised for his ingenuity in running Britain but was equally criticised by opponents and his party members. Some figures in the left and right accused him of being opportunistic and engaging in elitism.