Condolences for Cameron as father dies
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.