David Cameron has formally taken his seat within the House of Lords – the place he’ll go by the title of Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton.
The international secretary wore the normal scarlet robes throughout his brief introduction, the place he swore the oath of allegiance to the King.
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Lord Cameron was made international secretary in a shock transfer by Rishi Sunak throughout his cupboard reshuffle.
He has returned to frontline politics after a seven-year hiatus following the Brexit vote in 2016.
The former prime minister needed to be made a Lord to be able to function international secretary as he’s now not an MP.
Lord Cameron‘s new title displays his long-held ties to the Cotswold city of Chipping Norton, which lies inside his former constituency of Witney.
During his time in workplace, the previous Conservative chief was often called a member of the so-called “Chipping Norton set”.
The group, that includes rich members of the British institution who lived within the space, additionally included presenter Jeremy Clarkson and News UK chief government Rebekah Brooks.
Lord Cameron made his first international journey in his new cupboard position earlier this week when he met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.
The former prime minister’s return to politics has attracted controversy on account of outdoors pursuits in his interval outdoors workplace, together with his hyperlinks to China.
His involvement with the collapsed speciality finance group Greensill Capital is more likely to come beneath elevated scrutiny.
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Liberal Democrat chief whip Wendy Chamberlain has written to Mr Sunak’s ethics adviser, Sir Laurie Magnus, urging him to launch an investigation into Lord Cameron’s appointment as international secretary.
“We need urgent clarity over David Cameron’s financial interests, which could lead to serious conflicts of interest whilst he represents the UK on the world stage,” she mentioned.
“David Cameron has serious questions to answer over whether he can act impartially in the best interests of the British people.
“His judgement and integrity have all been questioned lately and for good cause.”
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Asked about Lord Cameron’s appointment final week, Mr Sunak mentioned he was “delighted” to see him return and that his “unrivalled experience” would assist Britain navigate an “uncertain world”.
“Like every other government minister, he will go through the normal process with the independent adviser,” he added.