Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Dr Anthony Seldon, Peter Snowdon
Suggested hashtag: #LSECameron
On 11 May 2010, David Cameron entered Downing Street as the youngest prime minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. He stood at the head of the first Coalition government in 65 years. From the early heady days of the Rose Garden partnership with the Lib Dems - through the phone hacking crisis, defeat over Syria and ‘plebgate’ - to the most bitterly contested general election in years, authors Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon reveal the highs, lows, frustrations and successes of Cameron’s premiership. Five years in the making, and with unprecedented access to the Prime Minister and his inner circle, Cameron at 10 is the gripping inside story of what really happened behind the black door of Number 10.
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Anthony Seldon (@AnthonySeldon) is considered one of Britain’s pre-eminent political biographers and contemporary historians. He is the former head of one of the country’s leading independent schools, Wellington College, and has recently been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University. He is an alumnus of LSE.
Peter Snowdon (@PASnowdon) is a journalist and historian, and duty edits BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He has written the unrivalled account of the Conservative Party’s return to power under David Cameron, Back from the Brink. He is an alumnus of LSE.
The authors have collaborated on several books together, including the twin volume biography of Tony Blair – Blair and Blair Unbound.