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And now for the third contender…Mr Cameron

Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron  leaves his house in west London April 6,... Britain’s opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron leaves his house in west London April 6,…

REUTERS – British opposition leader David Cameron, whose Conservatives are favourites to win the May 6 election, hopes to lead the centre-right party back to power after 13 years in opposition.

Here are five facts about him:

– Born in October 1966, Cameron was educated at Britain’s most exclusive private school, Eton, and at Oxford University, where he joined the elitist Bullingdon dining club and gained a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics.

– After university, he went straight into a job at the Conservative Party. He was an adviser to the then-Chancellor Norman Lamont in 1992 when sterling crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism. Cameron later worked as a public relations executive at the Carlton television company for seven years, before being elected to parliament in 2001.

– The Conservatives chose Cameron as their fifth leader in nine years in December 2005, months after suffering their third successive election defeat at the hands of the Labour Party. He is credited with making the Conservatives electable again after years in which it was regarded, in the words of a former chairman, as the “nasty party”.

– Cameron’s support for “compassionate Conservatism” and defence of the state-run National Health Service were partly influenced by the experience of caring for his oldest child Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy. Six-year-old Ivan died in February last year.

– Cameron and his wife Samantha have two other children and are expecting a baby in September. The aristocratic Samantha, who is creative director at the Smythson luxury leather goods firm, has become a favourite with the British press, who nickname her “Sam Cam”.

I may draw a line when it comes to the Monster Raving Looney Party….

but if you want to know more go to: their web-site is quite amusing if you have five minutes. They are fielding 27 candidates and have a manifesto….

Alan “Howlin Laud” Hope.  OMRLP Party leader.. he looks fun!

April 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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