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David Cameron: Champion of the West Country

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David Cameron is about to step down as Prime Minister and hand over the keys to Number 10 to his successor Theresa May.

During his six years as Prime Minister, he's been a regular here - not forgetting in 2010 when his daughter was born in Cornwall during the family holiday.

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A year later they returned to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro to say thank you to staff for all their help.

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He's made no secret of his love for the South West - and many in his party believe his success here was instrumental in the Conservatives winning the last election.

But in David Cameron, the West Country has lost a friend in Downing Street. A frequent visitor to the region, he and his wife have taken regular summer holidays in Cornwall, where their youngest daughter was born - and he was fond of speaking about it in Parliament.

David Cameron is a frequent visitor to the West. Credit: ITV News

He also attributed the Tories overall majority at the last election to the clean sweep of Lib Dem seats in the South West.

By contrast Theresa May is much less familiar to the region. But what she'll bring to the West Country as the new Prime Minister is something we'll just have to wait and see.

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