Home   Maidstone   News   Article

David Cameron 'considering standing as MP in Sevenoaks'

By KentOnline reporter

Former Prime Minister David Cameron is considering a shock political comeback - and has his eyes on a safe Tory seat in Kent, according to reports.

Mr Cameron, who stood down as PM after the EU referendum, has made 'discreet inquries' about standing in Sevenoaks, according to the Mail On Sunday.

The report claims he saw the seat - which may be vacated by the expected retirement of sitting MP Sir Michael Fallon - as a good route back into front-line politics.

David Cameron pictured during a visit to Medway
David Cameron pictured during a visit to Medway

Mr Cameron has kept a low profile since leaving Westminster and has been working on his memoirs.

A separate report said he was 'bone-numbingly bored' combining his writing with after-dinner speaking.

The report said any attempt by Mr Cameron to return to the Commons was likely to prove highly controversial, given his decision to call the EU referendum which sparked three years of political turmoil.

Paul Francis interviews David Cameron during a visit the Medway Messenger office
Paul Francis interviews David Cameron during a visit the Medway Messenger office

But allies point to Mr Cameron’s record as the only Tory leader to win a Commons majority in the past 27 years, and say that at the age of just 52, he has ‘three decades of public service left in him’.

Friends of the former PM have denied the Mail report, saying he has no plans to return to politics.

George Osborne, who served as chancellor under Mr Cameron, has also been linked with a political return and is reported to have considered standing in Kensington - another formerly safe Tory seat which turned Labour in 2017.

However, Mr Obsorne - whose current jobs include editing the Evening Standard - also denied the claims.

Visit KentOnline tonight for all the results from the EU elections as they come in.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More