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David Cameron is appointed new Foreign Secretary
November 13, 2023
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David Cameron is making a shock return to frontline politics this morning, seven years after he stepped down as Prime Minister.
Political onlookers’ jaws dropped when they saw the ex-premier walking into No. 10 this morning, with immediate speculation he may replace James Cleverly as foreign secretary.
In a statement from No. 10 this morning, they confirmed “The King has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon David Cameron as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs”.
It also set out that David Cameron has been made a peer.
“His Majesty has also been pleased to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon David Cameron.”
Mr Cleverly was moved from the Foreign Office to replace Suella Braverman at the Home Office, following her brutal sacking this morning.
David Cameron will have to be appointed as a member of the House of Lords in order to take the role.
Sky News’ Alastair Bruce explained how Mr Cameron can become Foreign Secretary despite not being an MP.
“A peerage can be granted by the King on advice of the prime minister.
“A patent of creation under the great seal can follow after a title is agreed.
“A Garter King of Arms ceremony of Introduction into the House of Lords, including the oath, can also be organised quite fast.”
Mr Cameron’s return has sparked comparisons to Gordon Brown bringing back Peter Mandelson in 2008, when his government was also facing an uphill struggle with public opinion ahead of the election.