David Cameron to return to cabinet table after seven years
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has returned to frontline politics, in a shock announcement from the government.
Seven years after leaving politics, David Cameron has now been appointed Foreign Secretary in Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet.
His recall to government sees him replace James Cleverly, who is now the new home secretary after Suella Braverman got sacked.
Braverman was sacked following her criticism of the Met Police.
David Cameron, now known as Lord Cameron, was appointed to the House of Lords on Monday. There are questions over how Cameron will be held accountable as he cannot be questioned in the Commons as he is not an MP.
Will Cameron be subject to full scrutiny?
In the Lords, yes. While the chamber can seem more sedate than the Commons, the breadth of expertise among peers can make ministerial questions a tricky experience. Additionally, as foreign secretary, Cameron will be expected to do the usual round of media interviews, allowing journalists to quiz him about not just his day job, but tricky subjects such as the Greensill lobbying scandal and his record as prime minister. It could be interesting.The Guardian