October 27, 2016

Cameron’s ten years as Tory leader: the highs, the lows & the broken promises

TODAY marks David Cameron’s 10th anniversary as leader of the Conservative Party, with his long stretch in charge of the Tories marked by a series of highs, lows and a number of broken promises.

The 49-year-old is currently riding high after May’s general election victory saw him take charge of the first Conservative-majority government in 18 years.

The Old Etonian, who also attended Oxford University, had once feared being solely remembered for failing to win the 2010 election against the deeply unpopular Labour premier Gordon Brown.

His first term as prime minister, at the head of the first coalition government since the Second World War, was hamstrung by his need to negotiate with the Liberal Democrats while rumours of leadership plots circled Westminster.

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