Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron made foreign minister in surprise political comeback
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves after giving evidence at the Covid-19 inquiry on June 19, 2023 in London, England. The UK Covid-19 Inquiry is examining the UK's response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and learning lessons for the future. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON – Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was appointed foreign secretary Monday in a sweeping reshuffle of current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's cabinet.
Cameron was seen walking into No. 10 — the official residence and office of the British prime minister — to meet with Sunak, following the abrupt sacking of Suella Braverman as interior minister.
Cameron served as prime minister from 2010 to 2016 and presided over Britain's controversial Brexit vote, which ultimately led to his resignation.
He is the figurehead of an age of Conservative leadership that Sunak has previously heavily lambasted. In a conference speech in October, Sunak positioned himself as the U.K.'s "change" candidate, decrying the prior 30 years of British politics — through which the Tories governed for around two-thirds — as a failure.