David Cameron

Former Prime Minister backs Nancy Astor Statue Appeal

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has joined the growing support for an appeal to raise a statue to the first woman to take her seat in Parliament, Nancy Astor. He joins the present Prime Minister Theresa May and other icons of politics from all political parties.

In a statement, David Cameron said: "I am delighted to support Plymouth's campaign to commemorate Nancy Astor, the...

Children choose Harry Potter over PM

Children from Plymouth would most like to share their Christmas dinner with Harry Potter and football legend David Beckham, while one per cent would opt to have Prime Minister David Cameron at their festive table.

New research, released this week by Table Table, suggests a third (34 per cent) would choose to eat their Christmas dinner with the fictional wizard over any other celebrity...

David Cameron visits Dawlish repairworks

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today visited the destroyed track near Dawlish as part of his tour of the storm damage in the South West.

Mr Cameron met with the repair force from Network Rail and thanked railway staff for their work to retain service via replacement bus and alternative travel schemes.

At meeting with Rail operators First Great Western Mr Cameron tweeted “...

Concerns over 'meaningless promises' on rail resilience funding

Concerns have been raised that the £31.1m promised by the Government last year to secure the South West’s railways against severe weather was not delivered, despite widespread support from local authorities.

The money was promised by the Government for a programme of rail improvements, after winter flooding cut off rail transport to the South West peninsula for several weeks in 2012/13...

Council invites Prime Minister to discuss £750m road repairs backlog

Devon County Council has invited the Prime Minister to personally see the state of the county’s roads after the recent storms.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, the County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, has written to David Cameron to ask him to discuss concerns over road maintenance with Ministers and Government officials.

The authority is...

2,000 offers on properties under Help to Buy scheme

The Government says that more than 2,000 people have put in offers on homes under the Help to Buy scheme, totalling £365 million of new mortgage lending.

The applications are backed by a ‘decision in principle’ by RBS and Lloyds, the first two participating banks, for 95 per cent mortgages. Ten of the 2,384 applications have already completed.

The figures demonstrate that the...

Government says 10,000 people on property ladder under Right to Buy

Over 10,000 people have taken their first step on the property ladder under the reinvigorated Right to Buy scheme, according to new government figures released on Thursday 10 October.

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said this increase in sales shows both the rising demand from tenants to become homeowners and, crucially, will lead to more affordable homes being built.


"We need to finish the job we've started": Cameron makes case for a Tory majority

Prime Minister David Cameron delivered his speech to the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday (2 October) mixing passion with a degree of caution.

Speaking to the party faithful he said:

"When we came to office, we faced a clear and daunting task: to turn our country around.

"In May 2010, the needle on the gauge was at crisis point. People were talking about this...

Cameron to call for "a land of opportunity for all"

David Cameron will take to the stage today (Wednesday 2 October) to pledge to fight to make Britain "a land of opportunity for all".

In his closing speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister will set out an agenda which he will carry through to the next general election. He will distance his party from the Liberal Democrats and declare that the Tories...

Seven day, 8am-8pm GP access plans for patients

The public will be able to see their GP seven days a week and out of office hours under new proposals set out by the Prime Minister for a first wave of GP groups offering extended opening hours across the country.

The government claims the move will make it easier for people see their family doctor from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week and will help thousands who struggle to find GP...