How many children does David Cameron have and who are they?

DAVID Cameron was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016.

Here is what we know about his family life and children.

David and Samantha Cameron have four children together


David and Samantha Cameron have four children togetherPhoto credit: AFP or licensors

Who are David Cameron and Samantha’s children?

David Cameron, a former British prime minister, married his wife Samantha in Oxfordshire in 1996 – five years before he was elected as an MP.

David and Samantha had four children together.

In 2002, they welcomed their firstborn son, Ivan Reginald Ian, into the world, followed by their eldest daughter, Nancy Gwen Beatrice Cameron, in 2004.

The couple’s second son, Arthur Elwen, was born in 2006.

But in 2009, her first-born son Ivan, who suffered from the rare Ohtahara syndrome, died at the age of six.

The youngest of David and Samantha’s four children, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, was born in 2010, the same year her father became prime minister.

She was born three weeks prematurely on August 10, 2010, while the couple were on holiday in Cornwall.

What was Ivan’s illness?

Ivan Cameron was born with a rare combination of cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy called Ohtahara syndrome, which requires around-the-clock care.

Ivan died a year before his father was elected to power.

Ohtahara syndrome is a rare epileptic disorder in which seizures typically occur before three months of age.

It affects about one in 500 epileptics and is caused by an underlying structural abnormality of the brain.

This can be caused by damage to the brain before and around birth, or can be inherited in the genes.

Babies may experience twitching limbs or convulsions, and doctors will usually monitor any seizures before making a diagnosis.

What did David Cameron say about his children in his memoirs?

Cameron published a memoir in September 2019 detailing his time as prime minister and his thoughts on the EU referendum.

In his memoirs, David Cameron revealed the impact the EU referendum had on his family – particularly his children.

The former prime minister expressed his love for his children – and said he was particularly proud of Nancy and Arthur Elwen.

They were old enough to understand what was going on and were caught up in the fight to remain in the European Union.

He said: “Nancy and Elwen were so involved in the campaign and so kind and supportive to me.

“I knew they knew I was stressed because they hugged me more than usual.

“Nancy had taken my ‘Conservatives in’ campaign badges and given them to her friends.”

Mr Cameron also reveals how his son Elwen gave a brilliant performance of himself in a school debate – the morning his father revealed he was leaving No 10.

He writes: “The morning I gave my resignation speech to House No. 10, Elwen was taking part in a school project to recreate the UN debate on human rights.

“They had rehearsed, with a German girl in his class playing Angela Merkel, an American boy playing Barack Obama and Elwen playing me.

“The teachers asked him that morning if he wanted to continue or if it would be too upsetting given what had just happened. “I want to do it for my father,” he replied. His performance apparently moved the watching parents to tears.”

Cameron returned to the frontline of British politics in November 2023, replacing James Cleverly as Foreign Secretary as part of Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle.

In the reshuffle, Suella Braverman was dismissed as interior minister and Cleverly took her place.

John Verrall

John Verrall is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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