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Lower Sixth pupil Cameron Brown with Prime Minister, Theresa May, at Number 10 Downing Street

Sixth former visits 10 Downing Street

The Conservative lower-sixth student has wanted to get into politics since he was 10

Posted by Hannah Vickers | February 17, 2017 | People, policy, politics

Lower Sixth Form pupil Cameron Brown’s political ambitions received a boost when he was invited to a Downing Street reception by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Cameron, Chairman of Conservative Future for Beverley and Holderness, chatted to Mrs May about how her success has galvanised his own political ambitions.

He said: “We discussed how she had inspired me to become even more involved in British Politics and how I must ‘keep the Conservative flag flying high,’ especially amongst the younger generations.”

Cameron’s Number 10 invite came after May’s unexpected elevation to Prime Minister last summer meant she had to cancel an appearance as guest speaker at the Beverley and Holderness Conservative Association Christmas Dinner.

As a gesture of regret about cancelling, she invited all the executives of the Association to a drinks reception at her new residence. Cameron was among those invited.

He said: “The first thing anyone should know about Downing Street is that it is not a palace or mansion; it’s a home and a very homely home. When you step across the threshold it feels like you’re just walking into your own house (apart from the magic door that opens without you touching it!).

“When walking down the corridor and past the cabinet room, you start to feel the sense of history in the building. But it all hits you when you step onto the grand staircase, with the portraits of all the British Prime Ministers looking at you as you walk past. Churchill, Heath, Thatcher, Brown and Blair.

Walking through the White Room you imagine all the world leaders that have sat at this very table and discussed world issues. It was one of the most inspiring moments of my life and I’ll never forget it- Cameron Brown, lower-sixth student and Chairman of Conservative Future for Beverley and Holderness

He added: “Walking through the White Room you imagine all the world leaders that have sat at this very table and discussed world issues. It was one of the most inspiring moments of my life and I’ll never forget it.”

Cameron says: “I have wanted to go in to politics since the age of 10, and that has been cemented by my experiences.

“Not everyone thinks a political life is a perfect life or one that should be sought, but if you want genuine representatives in Government you need people who are committed, not bought."

Cameron has already met some of the leading figures in the Conservative Party, including Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who played with Cameron’s Apple watch while sitting next to him at a lunch, and former minister Edwina Currie.

 

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