David Cameron: New UK Prime Minister as Gordon Brown Resigns
Gordon Brown Steps Down as Prime Minister, David Cameron Accepts New Role
Conservative leader David Cameron has accepted the position of Prime Minister of the UK, following an appointment by the Queen. After a short speech, David Cameron entered 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister. This leaves Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg's role in the new government in question, shortly after the proposed Lib-Lab deal fell through.
Earlier, Gordon Brown announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Great Britain, and as Labour Party leader, outside 10 Downing Street. Gordon Brown said that he would advise that Conservative leader David Cameron be appointed as the new Prime Minister, despite the Tories not winning a majority government after the general election.
Originally, Gordon Brown had stated that he would resign in September after establishing a handover of power within the Labour Party.
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Gordon Brown then walked to Buckingham Palace to offer his resignation in person, along with his wife and two sons.
Mr Cameron, 43, has left Buckingham Palace after formally accepting the Queen's request to form a government
Mr Brown, his voice cracking with emotion, also said he was resigning immediately as Labour leader.
Labour's attempts to negotiate a deal of their own with the Lib Dems, after last week's inconclusive election result, ended in failure on Tuesday.
Mr Brown succeeded Tony Blair as prime minister in June 2007 after spending ten years as chancellor of the exchequer.