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It’s easy to forget, but David Cameron had successes

The former Prime Minister is standing down as an MP—what is his legacy?

By Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite  

David Cameron announcing his resignation as Prime Minister on 24th June ©Tom Evans

Read more: David Cameron’s pure failure

Cameron once said he wanted to be Prime Minister because he thought he’d “be good at it.” In the aftermath of the EU referendum and his resignation as Prime Minister, and now as MP for Witney, his failures loom larger than his successes; but his achievements as a Conservative moderniser were not negligible.

In 2005, Cameron’s fellow…

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