New British PM

 Posted by at 15:40  Politics
May 112010
 

Britain has a new Prime Minister…

David Cameron is UK’s new prime minister

Conservative leader David Cameron is the new UK prime minister after the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Mr Cameron, 43, entered 10 Downing Street after travelling to Buckingham Palace to formally accept the Queen’s request to form the next government.

He said he aimed to form a “proper and full coalition” with the Lib Dems to provide “strong, stable government”.

His party won the most seats in the UK general election last week, but not an overall majority.

David and Samantha Cameron
David and Samantha Cameron

In a speech outside his new Downing Street home, Mr Cameron said he and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg would “put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest”.

He paid tribute to outgoing PM Gordon Brown for his long years of public service and said he would tackle Britain’s “pressing problems” – the deficit, social problems and to “rebuild trust in our political system”.

Mr Cameron stressed there would be “difficult decisions” but said he wanted to take people through them to reach “better times ahead”.