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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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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