Advice Surgeries

If you are a constituent living in West Oxfordshire and would like to enquire into making an appointment to see David Cameron at an advice surgery, please contact Caroline Balcon on 0207 219 0888. 

Please do not ring this number if you do not live in West Oxfordshire.

David Cameron - MP for the Witney Constituency

David Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010 after a General Election in which the Conservative Party won almost 100 additional seats. He leads a Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition Government inspired by the values of freedom, fairness and responsibility.

This was the first time in over a half a century that two British parties had come together to put forward a programme for partnership government - to provide Britain with a strong and progressive government, and to put aside party differences to work for the common good and national interest.

David Cameron's philosophy has always been making sure people are in control and that politicians are their servants, not their masters. His belief in social responsibility, not state control, as the best way to solve problems is already evident in the decisions he has made since the General Election.

In his first few months as Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron has led a government that has set out bold action to deal with Britain's deficit; established a radical programme of school, health and welfare reform; and set out a vision of building the Big Society by giving individuals, families and communities more power and control over their lives.

Prior to becoming Prime Minister, David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005 on a mandate to change and modernise his Party. During his time as Leader of the Opposition he promoted social justice and social action; advanced the green agenda; set protecting the NHS as a top priority; and was proud to see a significant increase in the number of women and ethnic minority candidates standing for the Conservative Party.

As a Member of Parliament, David Cameron held a number of positions on the Opposition Front Bench prior to becoming Party Leader. After the 2005 General Election, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills. He had previously held the positions of Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (2003), Front Bench Spokesman for Local Government Finance (2004), and Head of Policy Co-ordination in the run-up to the General Election of May 2005. He was also a member of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee between 2001 and 2003.

Before he became an MP, David Cameron worked in business and government. He was educated at Eton College and Oxford University, studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics and gaining a first class honours degree. After graduating he worked for the Conservative Party Research Department and then as a Special Adviser in government, first to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and then to the Home Secretary. Afterwards, he spent seven years at Carlton Communications, one of the UK's leading media companies, and served on the management board.

David, his wife Samantha, and their three young children, Nancy, Elwen, and Florence, live in London and West Oxfordshire, where he has been MP for Witney since 2001. Very sadly their much loved eldest child, Ivan, six, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died in February 2009.

Contact David Cameron

via his Constituency Office in Witney on 01993 702302

or at:
10 Downing St

T: 0207 219 3475

E: If you would like to email David Cameron as your local MP, contact can be made via 
or if you are not a constituent use the 'contact us' section on the no10 website.

Constituency Office Staff

Caroline Balcon
Constituency Secretary

Natasha Whitmill
Research Assistant & Local Press Officer

Julia SpenceResearch Assistant 

Work Experience Placements

We welcome applications from students living in the Witney constituency wishing to undertake a work experience placement in David Cameron's constituency office. If you are interested in applying for a placement, please write with your Curriculum Vitae, including the contact details of at least two references which we may wish to take up, to Caroline Balcon, Constituency Office, 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA.