Electoral history of David Cameron

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This is a summary of the electoral history of David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010, Leader of the Conservative Party since 2005, Member of Parliament of Witney since 2001 and former Leader of the Opposition from 2005 to 2010.

Parliamentary elections[edit]

1997 general election, Stafford[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kidney 24,606 47.5 +12.6
Conservative David Cameron 20,292 39.2 −8.9
Liberal Democrat P.A. Hornby 5,480 10.6 −5.9
Referendum Party S.R. Culley 1,146 2.2 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Ashton May 248 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,314 8.3
Turnout 51,772 76.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.7

2001 general election, Witney[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cameron 22,153 45.0 +2.0
Labour Michael Bartlet 14,180 28.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Gareth Epps 10,000 20.3 +0.5
Green Mark Stevenson 1,100 2.2 +1.1
Independent Barry Beadle 1,003 2.0 N/A
UKIP Kenneth Dukes 767 1.6 +0.2
Majority 7,973 16.2
Turnout 49,203 65.9 -10.8
Conservative hold Swing

2005 general election, Witney[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cameron 26,571 49.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Liz Leffman 12,415 23.0 +2.7
Labour Tony Gray 11,845 22.0 −6.8
Green Richard Dossett-Davies 1,682 3.2 +0.9
UKIP Paul Wesson 1,356 2.5 +0.9
Majority 14,156 26.3
Turnout 53,869 69.0 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

2010 general election, Witney[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cameron 33,973 58.8 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Dawn Barnes 11,233 19.4 -3.6
Labour Joe Goldberg 7,511 13.0 -9.0
Green Stuart Macdonald 2,385 4.1 +0.9
UKIP Count Nikolai Tolstoy 2,001 3.5 +1.0
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 234 0.3
Independent Paul Wesson 166 0.3
Independent Johnnie Cook 151 0.3
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex 62 0.1
Independent Aaron Barschak 53 0.1
Majority 22,740 39.4 +13.1
Turnout 57,769 73.8 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing

Conservative Party leadership election, 2005[edit]

Following the resignation of Michael Howard as Conservative Party leader on 6 May 2005, David Cameron announced his candidacy for the position on 29 September 2005. The new leader would be decided by ballots of MPs, where the lowest-placed candidate would be eliminated. When there were two candidates left, all party members were balloted.

First ballot of MPs, 18 October 2005[edit]

First Ballot: 18 October 2005
Candidate Votes %
David Davis 62 31.3
David Cameron 56 28.3
Liam Fox 42 21.2
Kenneth Clarke 38 19.2
Turnout 198 100
Kenneth Clarke eliminated

Second ballot of MPs, 20 October 2005[edit]

Second Ballot: 20 October 2005
Candidate Votes %
David Cameron 90 45.5
David Davis 57 28.8
Liam Fox 51 25.7
Turnout 198 100
Liam Fox eliminated

Ballot of party members, result announced 6 December 2005[edit]

Members' Vote
Candidate Votes %
David Cameron 134,446 67.6
David Davis 64,398 32.4
Turnout 198,844 77
David Cameron elected

United Kingdom general election, 2010[edit]

On 6 May 2010, David Cameron led the Conservative Party in a general election for the first time. On 11 May, he became Prime Minister, leading a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats.

e • d Summary of the May 2010 House of Commons of the United Kingdom election results
Political party
Leader
Candidates
Number of votes
Elected
Seats gained
Seats lost
Net change
in seats
% of seats
% of votes
Change in %
of vote
Conservative[table 1][table 2] David Cameron 631 10,703,654 306 100 3 +97 47.1 36.1 +3.7
Labour Gordon Brown 631 8,606,517 258 3 94 −91 39.7 29.0 −6.2
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg 631 6,836,248 57 8 13 −5 8.8 23.0 +1.0
UKIP Lord Pearson 558 919,471 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 +0.9
BNP Nick Griffin 338 564,321 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 +1.2
SNP Alex Salmond 59 491,386 6 0 0 0 0.9 1.7 +0.1
Green Caroline Lucas 310 265,243 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.9 −0.2
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 17 171,942 5 0 0 0 0.8 0.6 −0.1
DUP Peter Robinson 16 168,216 8 0 1 −1 1.2 0.6 −0.3
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 40 165,394 3 1 0 +1 0.5 0.6 −0.1
SDLP Margaret Ritchie 18 110,970 3 0 0 0 0.5 0.4 −0.1
UCU-NF Reg Empey 17 102,361 0 0 1 −1 0 0.3 −0.1
English Democrats Robin Tilbrook 107 64,826 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.2
Alliance David Ford 18 42,762 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.1 0.0
Respect Salma Yaqoob 11 33,251 0 0 1 −1 0 0.1 −0.1
TUV Jim Allister 10 26,300 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 N/A
Speaker N/A 1 22,860 1 0 0 0 0.2 0.1 0.0
IndependentRodney Connor N/A 1 21,300 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 N/A
IndependentSylvia Hermon N/A 1 21,181 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.1 N/A
Christian George Hargreaves 71 18,622 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 +0.1
Scottish Green Eleanor Scott and Patrick Harvie 20 16,827 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.0
Health Concern Richard Taylor 1 16,150 0 0 1 −1 0 0.1 0.0
IndependentBob Spink N/A 1 12,174 0 0 1 −1 0 0.0 N/A
TUSC Dave Nellist 37 11,913 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
National Front Ian Edward 17 10,784 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Buckinghamshire Campaign for Democracy John Stevens 1 10,331 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 27 7,510 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 23 7,196 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 −0.1
Liberal Rob Wheway 5 6,781 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 −0.1
Blaenau Gwent PV Dai Davies 1 6,458 0 0 1 −1 0 0.0 −0.1
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 17 6,276 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 6 5,379 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Lincolnshire Independents Marianne Overton 3 5,311 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Mansfield Independent Forum 1 4,339 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Green (NI) Mark Bailey and Karly Greene 4 3,542 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 4 3,298 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Trust Stuart Wheeler 2 3,233 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox and Frances Curran 10 3,157 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 −0.1
People Before Profit N/A 1 2,936 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Local Liberals People Before Politics 1 1,964 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
IndependentEsther Rantzen N/A 1 1,872 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 6 1,581 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Social Democratic Peter Johnson 2 1,551 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Pirate Andrew Robinson 9 1,348 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Common Sense Party Howard Thomas 2 1,173 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Staffordshire Independent Group 1 1,208 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Tendring First 1 1,078 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Solihull and Meriden Residents Association 2 977 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Communist Party Robert Griffiths 6 947 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 1 842 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
English Independence Party 1 803 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Democratic Nationalist Party 2 753 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 N/A
Save King George Hospital 1 746 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 7 738 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Peace John Morris 3 737 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Animal Protection N/A 4 675 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Christian Movement for Great Britain 2 598 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 1 558 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Total - 29,687,604 650 - - - Turnout 65.1 -
  1. ^ Note: this figure includes Philip Lardner in North Ayrshire and Arran, who is recorded by the BBC as an "Independent" due to him being disowned by the Conservative Party prior to polling day, but election rules prevented his nomination from being withdrawn and his ballot paper description could not be amended from "Scottish Conservative and Unionist" Statement – North Ayrshire and Arran, North Ayrshire Council
  2. ^ Note: this figure excludes John Bercow (Buckingham), who is recorded by the BBC as a "Conservative", despite the fact he is the incumbent Speaker

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