Former British leader David Cameron has been unexpectedly appointed as the new Foreign Secretary by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a surprising shake-up of his top team. Cameron, 57, who served as the UK’s prime minister from 2010 to 2016, returns to the forefront of British politics after resigning in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.
His comeback follows seven years dedicated to writing memoirs and involvement in business, notably with Greensill Capital, a finance firm that faced collapse. Questions surrounding the influence of former leaders on government policy arose due to Cameron’s lobbying efforts for Greensill.
King Charles granted Cameron a seat in the House of Lords, enabling his return to government despite no longer being an elected member of parliament.