David Cameron in surprise return to government as new foreign secretary

David Cameron in surprise return to government as new foreign secretary
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Mon 13th Nov 2023

Former prime minister David Cameron has returned to government after being appointed as the new foreign secretary by Rishi Sunak.

His new role came about following the sacking of home secretary Suella Braverman over comments she made about the Metropolitan Police in an article in The Times.

Former foreign secretary James Cleverly has replaced Braverman in the Home Office with Cameron taking over his previous role.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said:

‘David Cameron's appointment as foreign secretary is a positive step for Britain's global standing, and demonstrates the government's commitment to boosting international trade.

"When he was prime minister, I saw at first-hand David Cameron's ability to promote the UK on the global stage during a trade trip to China in 2013. He began speeches introducing himself as the 'salesman-in-chief for Britain' and a decade later, this is exactly what's required.

"Let's get back on ambitious trade trips and sell Britain to the world."

In a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, David Cameron, who has been appointed as a Lord, said:

"Britain is a truly international country. Our people live all over the world and our businesses trade in every corner of the globe. Working to help ensure stability and security on the global stage is both essential and squarely in our national interest. International security is vital for our domestic security.

"Though I may have disagreed with some individual decisions, it is clear to me that Rishi Sunak is a strong and capable prime minister, who is showing exemplary leadership at a difficult time.

"I want to help him to deliver the security and prosperity our country needs and be part of the strongest possible team that serves the United Kingdom and that can be presented to the country when the General Election is held."

Lord Cameron was leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 and served as prime minister from 2010 until 2016.

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance journalist and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's news reporter and Bristol Local Leader. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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