A politician and former British Prime Minister, David Cameron was elected as Conservative leader in 2005 and in 2010 became Prime Minister after forming the UK's first coalition government for 70 years. He won the first Conservative majority in a quarter of a century and in 2016 stood down after his referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union resulted in a vote to leave. His autobiography, entitled For the Record, is due for publication in September 2019.
Since his resignation in 2016, David Cameron has remained all-but silent on his time in office. In For the Record he finally breaks that silence. As Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron oversaw an era-defining period of modern British politics. His six-year premiership, heralded by economic crisis, witnessed coalition, austerity, educational and social reform at home as well as the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria on the global stage. His was a Britain joyfully united by the 2012 Olympic Games and bitterly polarised by the European referendum. Frank, personal and unflinching, For the Record provides David Cameron’s unique perspective on his time in politics and the country’s future in the light of Brexit. A major work of political biography, it promises to be a significant and controversial account of upheaval, power and leadership in our time.