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28 April 2015updated 25 Jul 2021 6:22am

David Cameron hints at future successor – Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson

In a revealing interview on Woman's Hour, the Prime Minister looked again to his party's future beyond his leadership.

By Anoosh Chakelian

One of the biggest blunders of this election campaign was David Cameron ruling out a third term as Prime Minister.

But during an interview with Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour, he again imagined his party’s future beyond his leadership. When asked whether the Tories’ leader in Scotland, Ruth Davidson MSP, could become the leader of the Conservative party, he swiftly replied:

“Indeed. I don’t put a limit on her ambition. I think she is extremely effective.”

This adds a new, popular name to the mix of potential future Tory leaders. The key figures lining themselves up to succeed Cameron are Boris Johnson, George Osborne and Theresa May.

Also, when the PM was asked if he will resign from the Tory leadership if he doesn’t win a majority, he repeatedly didn’t rule it out. He insisted he was concentrating on the nine days until the election, and would think about his future later.

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He even joked about his precarious political future when asked about relating to people who are struggling to get by. “I’m very fortunate, I have a well-paid job… Currently,” he said, with a nervous laugh.

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