PM’s father dies in France

City A.M. Reporter
Prime Minister David Cameron’s father has died after falling ill during a holiday in southern France.

Conservative leader Cameron had flown to his 77-year-old father Ian’s hospital bedside earlier after the former stockbroker suffered a stroke and heart problems.

The Prime Minister, who rushed to Toulon after being alerted by his mother, will remain in France overnight with his mother and other close members of the family. Cameron, who took office in May, said his father had been an inspiration to him.

Ian Cameron overcame the handicap of being born with both legs deformed and went on to prosper, sending the future Prime Minister to Eton, an elite fee-paying school.

The Prime Minister had only just returned to work after taking time off following the birth of daughter Florence two weeks ago.