Cameron, David

Cameron, David (1966 - )

Prime Minister of Great Britain from May 11, 2010. Leader of the Conservative party in the United Kingdom. He won the elections on 6 May 2010 with 306 seats for his party, out of a total of 650. Labour lost 91 seats, down to 258. The Liberal Democrats won votes but lost seats, down to 57.

A majority in Westminster required 326 seats, so Cameron formed a coalition government with former MEP Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats.

The Conservative Party  won a majority in the 2015 UK election and Cameron continued as prime minister without need of coalition.

Cameron had promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty if he would win the elections before the Treaty was ratified by all 27-member states.

The Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009. The British Conservatives therefore chose a different strategy. Cameron will renegotiate the terms of British membership and some common EU rules and call for a referendum on continued EU membership in 2016 or 2017.

When Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the European Commission in 2014 Cameron voted against his appointment in the European Council together with Hungary.