Condolences for Cameron as father dies
Published 09/09/2010 | 05:00
Political allies and opponents sent their condolences to David Cameron last night after the sudden death of his father.
The prime minister rushed to 77-year-old Ian Cameron's bedside after he suffered a stroke while on holiday in France.
Only the intervention of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who arranged a helicopter to the hospital in Toulon, allowed Mr Cameron to see his father before he died.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg expressed his sympathy.
"Despite the sadness of today, I am very glad that David's father lived to see him become prime minister and that David was able to be at his father's side at the end," he said.